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.
October 8, 2013
CEU Press’ latest book is a comparative study of grassroots religious-based opposition activity in Slovakia and East Germany prior to 1989. Author David Doellinger, professor of history at Western Oregon University, examines the divergent grassroots activism of the secret Catholic Church in Slovakia and the Lutheran Church in East Germany that confronted state socialist rule and contributed to its eventual dismantling.
September 10, 2013
CEU Press’ latest book, by Nigel Swain of the School of History at the University of Liverpool, is a study in comparative contemporary history that looks at rural change in six countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. In the 1990s, all these nations went through the dramatic transition from communism to capitalism and most of them experienced their fourth radical restructuring of agricultural relations of the 20th century. http://www.ceupress.com/books/html/Green-Barons.htm
August 13, 2013
CEU Press’ latest book investigates the Eastern European transition from socialism to capitalism that began in the early 1990s as it radically altered the artistic practice of the unofficial artists who had emerged decades earlier in the shadow of state socialism. This volume seeks to illuminate the nature of these changes by following the evolution of Moscow Conceptualism and the Moscow-based conceptual artist group Collective Actions in particular.
August 13, 2013
This book elucidates the factors that made the Jews in Bohemia (the historic name for the western part of the Czech lands) forerunners of the demographic transition to decreasing mortality and fertility that later became the norm. It examines demographic data from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century, and explores the reasons why Bohemian Jews’ data reveal trends distinctly different than those observed in the gentile community and among Jews elsewhere. The unique demographic behavior started when Jews were still living in segregated ghettos.
July 16, 2013
CEU Press' Fall/Winter 2013 catalog with forthcoming titles and select previously published books is available for download at http://www.ceupress.com/catalog/catalogue2013%20fallwinter.pdf.