BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert W. Orttung, ed., “Sustaining Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Urban areas in Arctic Russia are experiencing unprecedented social and ecological change. This collection outlines the key challenges that city managers will face in navigating this shifting political, economic, social, and environmental terrain. In… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak, eds., “Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Katherine Smith and James Staples, “Extraordinary Encounters: Authenticity and the Interview” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Given the anthropological focus on ethnography as a kind of deep immersion, the interview poses theoretical and methodological challenges for the discipline. This volume explores those challenges and argues that the interview should be… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stef Jansen, “Yearnings in the Meantime: ‘Normal Lives’ and the State in a Sarajevo Apartment Complex” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Shortly after the book’s protagonists moved into their apartment complex in Sarajevo, they, like many others, were overcome by the 1992-1995 war and the disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia More than a decade later, in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann, eds., “Oikos and Market: Oikos and Market” Berghahn Books, 2018.
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Self-sufficiency of the house is practiced in many parts of the world but ignored in economic theory, just as socialist collectivization is assumed to have brought household self-sufficiency to an end. The ideals of… Read More
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