February 25, 2014
Edited by Constantin Iordachi, associate professor of comparative history at CEU, and Arnd Bauerkaemper, professor of history at Freie Universitaet in Berlin, this book explores the interrelated campaigns of agricultural collectivization in the Soviet Union and in the communist dictatorships established in Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe. Despite the profound, long-term societal impact of collectivization, the subject has remained relatively underresearched.
February 11, 2014
Ethnographers helped to perceive, to understand but also to shape Russia’s remarkable cultural diversity through the ages. Edited by Roland Cvetkovski and Alexis Hofmeister, this collection of essays published by CEU Press addresses the specific conditions and contexts in which ethnographic knowledge was created in modern Russia, showing readers how tsarist and Soviet ethnographers simultaneously defined both their subjects and their own expertise over a roughly 300-year period.
January 28, 2014
Jana Bacevic tells the story of education policies in former Yugoslavia and some of the states that grew out of its dissolution. It begins with education reforms that took place in the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1960s and ends with the post-conflict development initiatives in its successor states today. The author provides useful insights not only for scholars and students interested in education policies or the former Yugoslavia, but also to all those who think, act, write, argue, and care about what the purposes of education are or should be.
January 28, 2014
Before his premature death, CEU visiting lecturer Dragan Klaic (1950-2011) was considered the greatest authority of festival studies. In the recently published posthumous essays Dr. Klaic discusses the evolution and characteristics of the festival phenomenon in our era. The book is complete with reflections on future trends by Bernard Faivre d’Acier, long-time director of the Festival d’Avignon.http://www.ceupress.com/books/html/FestivalsInFocus.htm
January 14, 2014
CEU Press’ latest release, by Margarita M. Balmaceda, sheds new light on Belarus’ political development, and, more generally, sources of stability and instability in post-Soviet authoritarian states and authoritarian states as a whole. For more information, see http://www.ceupress.com/books/html/LivingTheHighLifeInMinsk.htm.
December 3, 2013
CEU Press’ latest publication is “Secrets and Truth: Ethnography in the Archive of Romania's Secret Police,” by Katherine Verdery, the Julien J. Studley Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The book is the seventh volume in the Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lectures series, and offers a rare insider’s look into the secret police’s actions in Romania under communism. Relying on the extraordinary sources of secret archives, the book contributes to a better understanding of the functioning of the communist system in Eastern Europe.
November 19, 2013
The CEU Press title Accidental Occidental, by Lajos Bokros, professor at CEU’s Center for Policy Studies, member of the European Parliament, and former Hungarian minister of finance, has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. Choice is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year, just 25 books receive this designation from among the thousands of academic books published.
November 5, 2013
CEU Press’ latest publication is a memoir by former New York Times reporter David Binder, based on interviews with many of the leading political figures of the BalkansC (which were known as Illyria in classical antiquity) C. Binder sought out regional intellectuals who Chad challenged their government in the communist era and whose observations offer insight into life in the Balkans during the last three decades of the Cold War.
October 22, 2013
CEU Press' latest book, by Jana Vobecka, studies the unique demographic behavior of Jews in Bohemia, starting from a moment in history when industrialization in Central Europe was far away in the future and when Jews were still living legally restricted lives in ghettos. Under conditions not stipulated by conventional demographic theories, Bohemian Jews started recording marked decreases in mortality and fertility that signaled an early onset of their demographic transition.
October 8, 2013
The article "War Rape: (Re)defining Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Nationhood," authored by Yana Hashamova of Ohio State University and published in CEU Press’ “Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War,” has been awarded the Association of Women in Slavic Studies 2013 Heldt Prize for Best Article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies.