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: 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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Gudeman and Chris Hann, eds., “Economy and Ritual: Studies of Postsocialist Transformations” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley According to accepted wisdom, rational practices and ritual action are opposed. Rituals drain wealth from capital investment and draw on a mode of thought different from practical ideas. The studies in this volume contest… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Zuzanna Bogumił and Joanna Wawrzyniak, etc., “The Enemy on Display: the Second World War in Eastern European Museums” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Eastern European museums represent traumatic events of World War II, such as the Siege of Leningrad, the Warsaw Uprisings, and the Bombardment of Dresden, in ways that depict the enemy in particular ways. This… Read More
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