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An introduction to the anthropology of postsocialism
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26 Ashwin, Sarah. 2000. Introduction: Gender, state and society in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. In: S. Ashwin (ed.): Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia. London: Routledge. p.1-26. Russia 2000 Gender
20 Berdahl, Daphne (1999): "'(N)Ostalgie' for the Present: Memory, Longing, and East German Things, Ethnos, Vol. 64, p.192-211. East Germany 1999 Collective memory
28 Boym, Svetlana (1994): "Private life and Russian soul", "Truth, sincerity, affectation", and "Kul'turnost': The totalitarian laquer box", in: Common Places. Mythologies and Everyday Life in Russia, p.73-110, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Russia 1994 Public-Private
18 Brown, K. S. (2000): "In the Realm of the Double-Headed Eagle: Parapolitics in Macedonia, 1994-9". In: J. Cowan (ed.), Macedonia: The Politics of Identity and Difference, pp. 122-139. London: Pluto press. Balkans: Macedonia 2000 Nationalism
21 Clark, Katerina (1995): "Aural Hieroglyphics? Some Reflections on the Role of Sound in Recent Russian Films and Its Historical Context", in Nancy Condee (ed.): Soviet Hieroglyphics. Visual Culture in Late Twentieth-Century Russia, p.1-21, Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Russia 1995 Collective memory
11 Creed, Gerald W. and Janine R. Wedel (1997): "Second Thoughts from the Second World. Interpreting Aid in Post-Communist Eastern Europe", Human Organization, Vol. 56, No. 3, p.253-263. Russia, Bulgaria 1997 Aid, Corruption
10 Feschbach, Murray (1982): "Between the Lines of the 1979 Soviet Census"; Problems of Communism, 31, Jan.-Feb. 1982 - pp.27-37 (10 p.) Russia 1982 Demography
34 Haney, Lynne (1999): "'But We Are Still Mothers': Gender, the State, and the Construction of Need in Postsocialist Hungary", in Michael Burawoy & Katherine Verdery (ed.): Uncertain Transition. Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World, p.151-184, New York: Rowman & Littlefield. Hungary 1999 Gender
19 Hann, Chris M. (1994): "After Communism. Reflections on East European Anthropology and the 'Transition'", Social Anthropology, Vol. 2, Part 3, October, p.229-247. (Region) 1994 Theory
5 Haukanes, Haldis (1997): "Postkommunismens antropologi. Finst den?", Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift, Nr. 3/4, p.267-271. (Region) 1997 Anthro Hist
18 Hivon, Myriam (1994): "Vodka: The 'Spirit' of Exchange", Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 17, No. 3, p.1-18. Russia 1994 Exchange
23 Humphrey, Caroline (1996-97): "Myth-Making, Narratives, and the Dispossessed in Russia", Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 19, No. 2, p.70-92. Russia 1996 Class
28 Humphrey, C. (2002): "Russian protection rackets and the appropriation of law and order". I: The Unmaking of Soviet Life. Everyday Economies After Socialism, pp. 99-126. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Russia 2002 Crime, Corruption
20 Höjdestrand, Tova (2003): "Hunters and gatherers in the urban jungle: Ways of coping among homeless Russians", in: Arnstberg & Borén (eds.): The Everyday Economy of Russia, Poland and the Baltic States, p.171-192, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola (Södertörn academic studies, no.16). Russia 2003 Class, Gender
17 Kaneff, Deema (2002): "Why People don't Die 'Naturally' any more: Changing Relations between 'the Individual' and 'the State' in Post-Socialist Bulgaria", The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 8, No. 1, p.89-105. Bulgaria 2002 Public-Private
12 Kaser, Karl & Joel M. Halpern (1998): "Historical Myth and the Invention of Political Folklore in Contemporary Serbia, Anthropology of East Europe Review, Vol. 16, No. 1. Downloaded from: Balkans: Serbia 1998 Collective memory
13 Kideckel, David A. (1993): "Once Again, the Land. Decollectivization and Social Conflict in Rural Romania", in Hermine G. De Soto & David G. Anderson (ed.): The Curtain Rises. Rethinking Culture, Ideology and the State in Eastern Europe, p.62-74, Atlantic Highlands N.J.: Humanities Press. Romania 1993 Property
13 Koehler, Jan (1999): "The School of the Street: Organizing Diversity and Training Polytaxis in a (Post-) Soviet Periphery", Anthropology of East Europe Review, Vol. 17, No.2, pp. 39-51. Caucasus: Georgia 1999 Politics, Corruption
28 Lass, Andrew (1999): "Portable Worlds. On the Limits of Replication in the Czech and Slovak Republics", in Michael Burawoy & Katherine Verdery (ed.): Uncertain Transition. Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World, p.273-300, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Czechia, Slovakia 1999 Aid, Collective memory
24 Ledeneva, Alena V. 1996-97. "Between Gift and Commodity. The Phenomenon of Blat", Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 19, No. 3, p.43-66. Russia 1997 Exchange
31 Lemon, Alaina (1998): "'Your Eyes are Green like Dollars': Counterfeit Cash, National Substance, and Currency Apartheid in 1990s Russia", Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 13, No. 1, p.22-52. Russia 1998 Exchange
16 Lindquist, Galina. 2003. Selling and buying power: the economy of a magic center in Moscow. In K.-O. Arnstberg & T. Borén, eds. Everyday economy in Russia, Poland and Latvia. Huddinge: Södertörns högskola (Södertörn academic studies, no.16). p.53-70. Russia 2003 Gender, Exchange
18 Linnet, Jeppe T. (2002): "An Everyday Moral Economy: NGO Activism among Young Latvians", in: Arnstberg & Borén (eds.): The Everyday Economy of Russia, Poland and the Baltic States, p.1-18. Baltic: Latvia 2002 Public-Private
15 Mars, Gerald and Yochanan Altman (1983): "The Cultural Bases of Soviet Georgia's Second Economy", Soviet Studies, Vol. 35, No. 4, p.546-560. Caucasus: Georgia 1983 Exchange, Soviet
30 Nazpary, J. (2002): "Bardak: Elements of chaos". In: Post-Soviet Chaos. Violence and Dispossession in Kazakhstan, pp. 33-62. London: Pluto Press. Kazakhstan 2002 Class, Crime
25 Nielsen, Finn Sivert (1987): Life on the Islands. Values, Economy and State Power in the Soviet Union, Oslo: Semesteremne i řststatsstudier, University of Oslo. Russia 1987 Economy, Politics, Soviet
7 Nielsen, Finn Sivert. 1994. "Soviet Culture, Russian Kul'tura", in: Paper Presented at the Research Seminar: Continuity and Change in Post-Soviet Societies, October 1994. Russia 1994 Public-Private
29 Pahl, Ray & Paul Thompson (eds.) (1994): "Meanings, Myths and Mystifications. The Social Construction of Life Stories in Russia", in Chris M. Hann (ed.): When History Accelerates. Essays on Rapid Social Change, Complexity and Creativity, p.130-158, London: Athlone. Russia 1994 Narrative
56 Plotkin, Vladimir (1985) and Jovan E. Howe: "The Unknown Tradition: Continuity and Innovation in Soviet Ethnography", Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 9, No. 1-4, Part I, p. 257-312. Soviet Union 1985 Anthro Hist
23 Rausing, Sigrid (1996): "Reforming Habitus: The Appropriation of Westernness on a Former Collective Farm in N W Estonia," Anthropological Journal on European Cultures, Vol. 5, No. 2, s.135-157. Baltic: Estonia 1996 Nationalism
10 Rivkin-Fish, Michele. 2001. Personal transitions and moral change after socialism: The politics of remedies in Russian public health. Anthropology of East Europe Review, 19 (1). p.29-38. Russia 2001 Public-Private, Gender
23 Sampson, Steven L. (1994): "Money Without Culture, Culture Without Money. Eastern Europe's Nouveaux Riches", Anthropological Journal on European Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 1, p.7-29. (Region) 1994 Class
16 Schwartz, Jonathan (1997): "Listening for Macedonian Identity. Reflections from Sveti Naum", in: László Kürti & Juliet Langman: Beyond Borders. Remaking Cultural Identities in the New East and Central Europe , Boulder Col.: Westview Press, p.95-110. Balkans: Macedonia 1997 Nationalism
8 Sedlenieks, Klavs (2002): "Latvian-Azande parallel: Corruption as witchcraft as witchcraft for Latvia during the transition", paper presented at the 4th Nordic conference on the anthropology of post-socialism, Copenhagen: NECEN. Baltic: Latvia 2002 Corruption
11 Shelley, Louise (1980): "The Geography of Soviet Criminality"; American Sociological Review, vol.45, february, 1980 - pp.111-122 (11 p.) Russia 1980 Crime, Soviet
37 Slezkine, Yuri (1996): "N. Ia. Marr and the National Origins of Soviet Ethnogenetics", Slavic Review, No. 4, p.826-862. Soviet Union 1996 Anthro Hist
37 Snesarev, G. P. (1969): "Remnants of Pre-Islamic Beliefs and Rituals among the Khorezm Uzbeks (Part 1 & 2)", Soviet Anthropology and Archaeology, Winter 1970-71, Vol. IX, No. 3 & Spring 1971, Vol. IX, No. 4, p.204-219; 329-349. Uzbekistan 1969 Anthro Hist
24 Tereskinas, Arturas (1999): "Between Soup and Soap: Iconic Nationality, Mass Media and Pop Culture in Contemporary Lithuania," Sociologu and humanitaru Zurnalas, Vilnius, 24 p. Baltic: Lithuania 1999 Nationalism
45 Verdery, Katherine (1995): "Faith, Hope, and Caritas in the Land of the Pyramids: Romania, 1990 to 1994", Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 37, No. 4, p.625-669. Romania 1995 Exchange, Property
25 Verdery, Katherine (1996): "A Transition from Socialism to Feudalism? Thoughts on the Postsocialist State", i: What was Socialism, and What comes Next?, p.204-228, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. (Region) 1996 Economy, Politics
14 Vitebsky, Piers (2002): "Withdrawing from the land: Social and spiritual crisis in the indigenous Russian Arctic," in C. M. Hann (ed.): Postsocialism: Ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia, p.180-195, London: Routledge. Siberia 2002 Property, Religion
10 Wedel, Janine R. (2002): Blurring the Boundaries of the State-Private Divide: Implications for Corruption. Paper presented at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Conference in Copenhagen, 14-17 August 2002. (10 p.) Russia, Poland 2002 Corruption, Public-Private
22 Wolfe, Thomas C. (2000): "Cultures and Communities in the Anthropology of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union", Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 29, pp.195-216. (Region) 2000 Anthro Hist