Tomasz Rakowski

Associate Professor, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

Józef Tischner Visiting Fellow
(October – December 2020)


Enthusiastic Building, Common-Cosmopolitan Subjectivity, and the Stage of Pre-Solidarity: An Ethnographic-Historical Study on Affective Work in Poland Since Late Socialism

The aim of this project is to build an experimental, historical-ethnographic methodology that would help me with revealing these elements of recent Polish social history that were omitted in the course of local knowledge production. Thereby, I am going to focus on experimental research devoted to the history of enthusiastic building, social deeds, vernacular creativity, and various stages of pre-solidarity (and cosmopolitan subjectivity) that happened in Poland in late socialism and afterwards.