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Harbin: A Cross-Cultural Biography

Mark Gamsa: Harbin: A Cross-Cultural Biography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020

This book offers an intimate portrait of early-twentieth-century Harbin, a city in Manchuria where Russian colonialists, and later refugees from the Revolution, met with Chinese migrants.

The deep social and intellectual fissures between the Russian and Chinese worlds were matched by a multitude of small efforts to cross the divide as the city underwent a wide range of social and political changes. Using surviving letters, archival photographs, and rare publications, this book also tells the personal story of a forgotten city resident, Baron Roger Budberg, a physician who, being neither Russian nor Chinese, nevertheless stood at the very centre of the cross-cultural divide in Harbin.

The biography of an important city, fleshing out its place in the global history of East-West contacts and twentieth-century diasporas, this book is also the history of an individual life and an original experiment in historical writing. (Verlagstext)

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The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History

John R. Lampe, Ulf Brunnbauer (ed.): The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History. Milton: Taylor & Francis, 2020

Disentangling a controversial history of turmoil and progress, this Handbook provides essential guidance through the complex past of a region that was previously known as the Balkans but is now better known as Southeastern Europe. It gathers 47 international scholars and researchers from the region. They stand back from the premodern claims and recent controversies stirred by the wars of Yugoslavia's dissolution.

Parts I and II explore shifting early modern divisions among three empires to the national movements and independent states that intruded with Great Power intervention on Ottoman and Habsburg territory in the nineteenth century. Part III traces a full decade of war centered on the First World War, with forced migrations rivalling the great loss of life. Part IV addresses the interwar promise and the later authoritarian politics of five newly independent states: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Separate attention is paid in Part V to the spread of European economic and social features that had begun in the nineteenth century. The Second World War again cost the region dearly in death and destruction and, as noted in Part VI, in interethnic violence. A final set of chapters in Part VII examines postwar and Cold War experiences that varied among the four Communist regimes as well as for non-Communist Greece. Lastly, a brief Epilogue takes the narrative past 1989 into the uncertainties that persist in Yugoslavia's successor states and its neighbors.

Providing fresh analysis from recent scholarship, the brief and accessible chapters of the Handbook address the general reader as well as students and scholars. For further study, each chapter includes a short list of selected readings. (Verlagstext)

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Die Slawen im Mittelalter zwischen Idee und Wirklichkeit

Eduard Mühle: Die Slawen im Mittelalter zwischen Idee und Wirklichkeit. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

Europa ist mit rund 250 Mio. Sprechern slawischer Sprachen zu über einem Drittel „slawisch". Was bedeutet das für das Verständnis europäischer Kultur und Geschichte? Verfügt der slawischsprachige Bevölkerungsteil Europas über ein besonderes "slawisches" Bewusstsein, eine spezifische "slawische" Kultur und Geschichte?

Ausgehend von dieser Frage erzählt Eduard Mühle die Geschichte der„"Slawen" im Mittelalter völlig neu. Auf der Grundlage eingehender Quellenstudien entwirft er eine doppelte Perspektive. Zum einen beschreibt er die realen historischen Strukturen - von den„"frühslawischen" Bevölkerungsgruppen und ihren ersten Herrschaftsbildungen im 7. bis 9. Jahrhundert, über die slawischsprachigen Reiche und nationes des 10. bis 12. bis zu den spätmittelalterlichen Gesellschaften des 13. bis frühen 15. Jahrhunderts . Zum anderen untersucht er die Fremd- und Selbstbilder, mit deren Hilfe die "Slawen" seit dem 6. Jahrhundert immer wieder als ein kulturelles Konstrukt entworfen bzw. "erfunden" worden sind und zeigt, wie diese Bilder schon im Mittelalter in verschiedenen Kontexten und zu unterschiedlichen Zwecken geschichtspolitisch instrumentalisiert wurden. (Verlagstext)

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War and Enlightenment in Russia: Military Culture in the Age of Catherine II

Eugene Miakinkov: War and Enlightenment in Russia: Military Culture in the Age of Catherine II. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020

War and Enlightenment in Russia explores how members of the military during the reign of Catherine II reconciled Enlightenment ideas about the equality and moral worth of all humans with the Russian reality based on serfdom, a world governed by autocracy, absolute respect for authority, and subordination to seniority.

While there is a sizable literature about the impact of the Enlightenment on government, economy, manners, and literature in Russia, no analytical framework that outlines its impact on the military exists. Eugene Miakinkov’s research addresses this gap and challenges the assumption that the military was an unadaptable and vertical institution. Using archival sources, military manuals, essays, memoirs, and letters, the author demonstrates how the Russian militaires philosophes operationalized the Enlightenment by turning thought into reality. (Verlagstext)

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Scholars in Exile : The Ukranian Intellectual World in Interwar Czechoslovakia

Nadia Zavorotna: Scholars in Exile : The Ukranian Intellectual World in Interwar Czechoslovakia. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019

Throughout the 1920s and 30s Prague was the intellectual center of Ukrainian émigrés in Europe, not least because of significant financial support from the Czechoslovak government and its first president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, for émigré students and intellectuals. On the basis of extensive archival research in Ottawa, Prague, and Kyiv, Zavorotna outlines the continuation of Ukrainian scholarship in history, linguistics, pedagogy, the visual arts, and other disciplines at various institutions in Prague and Poděbrady. These schools constitute the critical link between Ukrainian intellectual life before World War One and postwar émigré communities in Canada and the United States. (Verlagstext)

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European Socialist Regimes' Fateful Engagement with the West : National Strategies in the Long 1

Federico Romero, Angela Romano: European Socialist Regimes' Fateful Engagement with the West : National Strategies in the Long 1970s (Edition 1). London: Taylor & Francis, 2020

This edited volume analyses European socialist countries’ strategy of engagement with the West and the European Economic Community in the long 1970s.The book focuses on a time when the socialist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe banked their hopes for prosperity and stability on enhanced relations with the West. Crossing the traditional differences among diverse fields of historiography, it assesses the complex influence of European and global processes of transformation on the socialist elites’ reading of the international political and economic environment and their consequent decision-making. The volume also explores the debate in each country among and within the elites involved in policymaking as they elaborated this strategic view and coped with shortcomings and unexpected turns. A comparative analysis of national cases shows a shared logic and common patterns, together with national variations and a plurality of views on the desirability of exchanges with their capitalist neighbours and on the ways to promote them. The multinational coverage of seven countries makes this volume a starting point for anyone interested in each socialist state’s foreign policy, intra-bloc relations, economic strategy, transformation and collapse, relations with the European Community and access to the EU.This book will be of much interest to students and researchers of Cold War Studies, European history, and International Relations. (Verlagstext)

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On the periphery of Europe, 1762-1825 : the self-invention of the Russian elite

Andreas Schönle, Andrei Zorin: On the periphery of Europe, 1762-1825 : the self-invention of the Russian elite. DeKalb, IL: NIU Press, 2018

Throughout the eighteenth century, the Russian elite assimilated the ideas, emotions, and practices of the aristocracy in Western countries to various degrees, while retaining a strong sense of their distinctive identity. In On the Periphery of Europe, 1762-1825, Andreas Schönle and Andrei Zorin examine the principal manifestations of Europeanization for Russian elites in their daily lives, through the import of material culture, the adoption of certain social practices, travel, reading patterns, and artistic consumption. The authors consider five major sites of Europeanization: court culture, religion, education, literature, and provincial life. The Europeanization of the Russian elite paradoxically strengthened its pride in its Russianness, precisely because it participated in networks of interaction and exchange with European elites and shared in their linguistic and cultural capital. In this way, Europeanization generated forms of sociability that helped the elite consolidate its corporate identity as distinct from court society and also from the people. The Europeanization of Russia was uniquely intense, complex, and pervasive, as it aimed not only to emulate forms of behavior, but to forge an elite that was intrinsically European, while remaining Russian. The second of a two-volume project (the first is a multi-authored collection of case studies), this insightful study will appeal to scholars and students of Russian and East European history and culture, as well as those interested in transnational processes. (Verlagstext)

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Die Geburt des Russländischen Imperiums

Ricarda Vulpius: Die Geburt des Russländischen Imperiums : Herrschaftskonzepte und -praktiken im 18. Jahrhundert. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

In dem Buch geht es um die zentrale Rolle des 18. Jahrhunderts für die Entwicklung des Russländischen Reiches zu einem Imperium: Es ist das Jahrhundert, in dem sich die Kluft zwischen einem Imperium als analytischer Erkenntnis und einem solchen als Quellenkategorie schließt. In dieser Zeitspanne, eingerahmt von der Zarenherrschaft Peters I. und Katharinas II., vollzog sich durch die Übernahme des zunächst dichotomischen Konzepts von Zivilisiertheit und Barbarei aus dem ‚westlichen Europa ein tiefgreifender Wandel tradierter Denkweisen und Praktiken der russländischen Elite, der erst jetzt in der Herausbildung eines umfassenden imperialen Bewusstseins resultierte.

Dabei wird gezeigt, dass von einem exklusiven ‚Sonderweg‘ des Zarenreiches im 18. Jahrhundert keine Rede sein kann. Vielmehr offenbaren Diskurse und Praktiken der Zivilisierung, Akkulturierung und Assimilierung zahlreiche Parallelen zu Denkweisen und zum Verhalten anderer europäischer Kolonialreiche. Als russländische Spezifika wird der frühe Ursprung der russländischen Assimilationsidee herausgearbeitet, deren verhältnismäßig späte Koppelung an eine russländische Zivilisierungsabsicht und die Gründe, warum trotz des Wandels von Konzepten und Praktiken das ganze 18. Jahrhundert sowohl am Akkulturierungs- als auch am Zivilisierungsdiskurs festgehalten wurde. (Verlagstext)

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India and the Cold War

Manu Bhagavan: India and the Cold War. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019

This collection of essays inverts the way we see the Cold War by looking at the conflict from the perspective of the so-called developing world, rather than of the superpowers, through the birth and first decades of India's life as a postcolonial nation. Contributors draw on a wide array of new material, from recently opened archival sources to literature and film, and meld approaches from diplomatic history to development studies to explain the choices India made and to frame decisions by its policy makers. Together, the essays demonstrate how India became a powerful symbol of decolonization and an advocate of non-alignment, disarmament, and global governance as it stood between the United States and the Soviet Union, actively fostering dialogue and attempting to forge friendships without entering into formal alliances. Sweeping in its scope yet nuanced in its analysis, this is the authoritative account of India and the Cold War. Contributors: Priya Chacko, Anton Harder, Syed Akbar Hyder, Raminder Kaur, Rohan Mukherjee, Swapna Kona Nayudu, Pallavi Raghavan, Srinath Raghavan, Rahul Sagar, and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu. (Verlagstext)

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Rebels, believers, survivors : studies in the history of the Albanians

Noel Malcolm: Rebels, believers, survivors : studies in the history of the Albanians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020

This book of essays covers a wide range of topics in the history of Albania and Kosovo. Many of the essays illuminate connections between the Albanian lands and external powers and interests, whether political, military, diplomatic or religious. Such topics include the Habsburg invasion of Kosovo in 1689, the manoeuvrings of Britain and France towards the Albanian lands during the Napoleonic Wars, the British interest in those lands in the late nineteenth century, and the Balkan War of 1912. On the religious side, essays examine ‘crypto-Christianity’ in Kosovo during the Ottoman period, the stories of conversion to Islam revealed by Inquisition records, the first theological treatise written in Albanian (1685), and the work of the ‘Apostolic Delegate’ who reformed the Catholic Church in early twentieth-century Albania. Some essays bring to life ordinary individuals hitherto unknown to history: women hauled before the Inquisition, for example, or the author of the first Albanian autobiography. The longest essay, on Ali Pasha, tells for the first time the full story of the role he played in the international politics of the Napoleonic Wars. Some of these studies have been printed before (several in hard-to-find publications, and one only in Albanian), but the greater part of this book appears here for the first time. This is not only a contribution to Albanian and Balkan history it also engages with many broader issues, including religious conversion, methods of enslavement within the Ottoman Empire, and the nature of modern myth-making about national identity. (Verlagstext)

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Der Balkan im 20. Jahrhundert : Eine postimperiale Geschichte

Oliver Jens Schmitt: Der Balkan im 20. Jahrhundert : Eine postimperiale Geschichte. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 2019

Vor rund 100 Jahren brachen im östlichen Europa die großen Imperien zusammen. Nach diesem Wendepunkt versuchten die Nachfolgestaaten, das imperiale Erbe durch Assimilierung, Vertreibung und Zerstörung zu tilgen. Dennoch stehen die modernen Nationalstaaten auf dem Balkan bis heute in vielerlei Form in der Tradition besonders des osmanischen und habsburgischen Reichs. Oliver Jens Schmitt schreibt vor diesem Hintergrund die Geschichte des Balkans im 20. Jahrhundert als postimperiale Geschichte. Durch den ungewohnten Blickwinkel ist es ihm möglich, den Balkan als Großregion zu begreifen und Kontinuitätslinien über alle Brüche autoritärer und totalitärer Herrschaft bis in die Gegenwart aufzuzeigen. Auf der Grundlage neuester Forschungen werden zentrale Entwicklungen in Politik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur transnational verglichen, sodass Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der einzelnen Staaten des Balkans, aber auch der gesamten Region auch im europäischen Kontext deutlich zu Tage treten. Biographische Informationen Oliver Jens Schmitt ist Professor für osteuropäische Geschichte an der Universität Wien. (Verlagstext)

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Fragmentation in East Central Europe : Poland and the Baltics, 1915-1929

Klaus Richter: Fragmentation in East Central Europe : Poland and the Baltics, 1915-1929. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020

The First World War led to a radical reshaping of Europe's political borders. Nowhere was this transformation more profound than in East Central Europe, where the collapse of imperial rule led to the emergence of a series of new states. New borders intersected centuries-old networks of commercial, cultural, and social exchange. The new states had to face the challenges posed by territorial fragmentation and at the same time establish durable state structures withinan international order that viewed them as, at best, weak, and at worst, as merely provisional entities that would sooner or later be reintegrated into their larger neighbours' territory.Fragmentation in East Central Europe challenges the traditional view that the emergence of these states was the product of a radical rupture that naturally led from defunct empires to nation states. Using the example of Poland and the Baltic States, it retraces the roots of the interwar states of East Central Europe, of their policies, economic developments, and of their conflicts back to the First World War. At the same time, it shows that these states learned to harness the dynamicscaused by territorial fragmentation, thus forever changing our understanding of what modern states can do. (Verlagstext)

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A world of empires

Edyta M. Bojanowska: A world of empires : the Russian voyage of the frigate Pallada. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018

Many people are familiar with American Commodore Matthew Perry's expedition to open trade relations with Japan in the early 1850s. Less well known is that on the heels of the Perry squadron followed a Russian expedition secretly on the same mission. Serving as secretary to the naval commander was novelist Ivan Goncharov, who turned his impressions into a book, The Frigate Pallada, which became a bestseller in imperial Russia. In A World of Empires, Edyta Bojanowska uses Goncharov's fascinating travelogue as a window onto global imperial history in the mid-nineteenth century.Reflecting on encounters in southern Africa's Cape Colony, Dutch Java, Spanish Manila, Japan, and the British ports of Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, Goncharov offers keen observations on imperial expansion, cooperation, and competition. Britain's global ascendancy leaves him in equal measures awed and resentful. In Southeast Asia, he recognizes an increasingly interlocking world in the vibrant trading hubs whose networks encircle the globe. Traveling overland back home, Goncharov presents Russia's colonizing rule in Siberia as a positive imperial model, contrasted with Western ones.Slow to be integrated into the standard narrative on European imperialism, Russia emerges here as an increasingly assertive empire, eager to position itself on the world stage among its American and European rivals and fully conversant with the ideologies of civilizing mission and race. Goncharov's gripping narrative offers a unique eyewitness account of empire in action, in which Bojanowska finds both a zeal to emulate European powers and a determination to define Russia against them. (Verlagstext)

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Handbuch einer transnationalen Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas

Frank Hadler, Matthias Middell: Handbuch einer transnationalen Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas : Band I. Von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017

Der Trend der internationalen Forschung hin zu Fragen, die nicht allein im Rahmen nationaler Geschichten beantwortet werden können, scheint ungebrochen. Während die Zahl der Angebote von transnationalisierten Nationalgeschichten einzelner Staaten ständig steigt, sind Versuche in Richtung von Transnationalisierungsgeschichten ganzer Regionen mit mehreren Staaten und Nationen noch nicht in Angriff genommen worden. Diese Lücke für Ostmitteleuropa zu schließen, ist Anliegen des Buches. Im Zentrum des ersten Bandes dieser auf drei Bände angelegten transnationalen Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas steht die Zeit von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg.Behandelt werden fünf Dimensionen, in denen die Transnationalität der zwischen Ostsee und Adria, Deutschland und Russland zu verortenden Geschichtsregion zu beobachten ist: 1. die De- und Reterritorialisierungen in der Region einschließlich der kulturellen und politischen Reaktionen auf neue Raumordnungen, 2. die Migrationen aus, durch und in die Region, 3. die wirtschaftlichen Verflechtungen, transnationalen Marktbeziehungen und Infrastrukturen, 4. kulturelle Grenzüberschreitungen und Kulturtransfers, 5. die Vertretung der Region im System der Internationalen Organisationen und Netzwerke transnationaler Akteure. Jedes Kapitel stellt einerseits den spezifischen Transnationalisierungsaspekt auf der Basis empirischer Befunde dar, andererseits diskutiert es mit Blick auf den internationalen Forschungsstand weiterführende Forschungsfragen. Die methodische Debatte und die empirischen Einzelforschungen der transnationalen Geschichte sind weit vorangeschritten. Dieser Band bietet die erste zusammenfassende Darstellung. (Verlagstext)

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Verflechtungen in Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft im östlichen Europa

Jörg Hackmann, Peter Oliver Loew: Verflechtungen in Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft im östlichen Europa : Transnationalität als Forschungsproblem. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018

Verflechtungen sind ein Teil politischer, kultureller und wirtschaftlicher Realität in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Dabei kommt dem östlichen Europa mit seinen vielfältigen kulturellen, nationalen oder konfessionellen Überlagerungen eine besondere Rolle zu. Die einzelnen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen haben sich bislang in unterschiedlichem Maß der Herausforderung transnationaler Forschungen im östlichen Europa gestellt. Der von Jörg Hackmann und Peter Oliver Loew herausgegebene Sammelband wirft einen übergreifenden Blick auf die Forschungslandschaft: 13 Autorinnen und Autoren stellen methodische Konzepte und Beispiele praktischer Anwendung vor - in Geschichtswissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte, Sprachwissenschaft, Soziologie, Politikwissenschaft, Religionsgeschichte, Wirtschaftsgeschichte und Literaturwissenschaft. In der abschließenden Untersuchung wird zudem als Beitrag zu transnationaler Geschichtsschreibung über die Schulbuchrevision in Deutschland, Frankreich und Polen, ihre Akteure und Methoden berichtet. Reihe Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Polen-Instituts, Darmstadt - Band 35. (Verlagstext)

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Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations

Murad Ismayilov, Norman A. Graham: Turkish-Azerbaijani relations : one nation, two states? London, New York: Routledge, 2016

An east-west axis of Azerbaijan and Turkey has grown into prominence within the broader structure of regional dynamics in Eurasia over the past two decades. Yet few, including among policy advisors and policy makers in either of the two states, have attempted to look deeper into the forces that lie behind the workings of this important regional nexus, a reality that resulted in a dual crisis in bilateral relations towards the end of the second decade of interaction.

This volume investigates the underlying causes that shaped the dynamics within the structure of the bilateral relationship between Azerbaijan and Turkey. It features chapters by both scholars from the region and international experts in the field, and therefore provides both in-house and outside perspectives on developments within the complex structure of the relationship. With its analysis portfolio including historical, political, economic, socio-cultural, ideological, and international underpinnings of this regional alliance, the volume offers the most systematic and broad ranged analysis of the matter available to date.

The book will serve as an important resource for students and scholars of post-Soviet Studies, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and the Middle East, while also being of interest to those of International Relations and political science disciplines. (Verlagstext)

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"Schule des politischen Denkens"

Bernard Wiaderny: "Schule des politischen Denkens" : Die Exilzeitschrift "Kultura" im Kampf um die Unabhängigkeit Polens 1947-1991. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2018

Mit Bernard Wiadernys Buch liegt die erste deutschsprachige Monographie über die polnische Exilzeitschrift »Kultura« vor. Sie erschien in Paris in den Jahren 1947-2000 und war die wichtigste polnische Zeitschrift der Nachkriegszeit.
Der Autor rekonstruiert die Bemühungen des »Kultura«-Kreises um ein unabhängiges Polen ohne kommunistische Herrschaft. Vor dem Hintergrund des »Kalten Krieges« geht es um die Aktivitäten im Rahmen des US-finanzierten »Kongresses für kulturelle Freiheit« ebenso wie um das Engagement für die Neutralisierung Ostmitteleuropas.
Dargestellt wird die Rolle der Zeitschrift in Polen: Ihr Einsatz für die reformfreudigen, parteinahen Intellektuellen in den 1950er und 1960er Jahren sowie für die demokratische Opposition und die Gewerkschaft »Solidarnosc« in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren. Auch die Positionierung des Blattes während des Zerfalls des kommunistischen Regimes 1989 kommt zur Sprache.
Thematisiert wird die Zusammenarbeit der »Kultura« mit russischen und ukrainischen Intellektuellen, sowohl in der Sowjetunion, als auch im Exil sowie ihre Haltung zur Deutschland-Problematik, darunter zur »Ostpolitik« der SPD in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren. (Verlagstext)

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Artists and nobility in East-Central Europe

Halina Beresnevičiūtė-Nosálová: Artists and nobility in East-Central Europe : elite socialization in Vilnius and Brno newspaper discourse in 1795-1863. München, Wien: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, [2017]

The book analyses the collective career of the artistic profession in Brno and Vilnius and the necessity to copy the behavior of the elites of the Old Regime. The "noble" values, which shaped the artistic careers in the 19th century press, were charity, good taste, cosmopolitism and patriotism. The newspaper discourse disposed potential to integrate and to smuggle novelties by exposing old values. (Verlagstext)

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Negotiating social relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stef Jansen, Čarna Brković, Vanja Čelebičić: Negotiating social relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina : semiperipheral entanglements. Milton, Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Group, 2016

Exploring recent configurations of social relations in post-socialist, post-war, post-Yugoslav Bosnia and Herzegovina this collection of ethnographic research turns an analytical lens on questions of sociality. Contributions based on long-term, in-depth research projects explore how people in different parts of BiH make and remake social relations and outline how their practices of sociality relate to donor-set priorities and formal human rights provisions. The book explores the socio-political concerns which have emerged within BiH, incites interdisciplinary conversations and sheds critical light on ways of engaging with these concerns and discusses forms of sociality, politics and agency which remain largely absent from the official political discourse and practice of local and foreign actors. Explicitly focusing on social relations in BiH against the historical background of both war and Yugoslav socialism, and directly placing these in relation to authoritative discourses and policies regarding BiH today brings the different strands together while the commentaries of specialists who have studied BiH in different ways explicitly situates the contribution of ethnographic work in the country. (Verlagstext)

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Labour protest in Poland

Michał Wenzel: Labour protest in Poland : trade unions and employee interest articulation after socialism. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Edition, 2016

"This book is an account of protests organized by trade unions from the late socialism to the 21st century. It uses protest event analysis and mass surveys to examine the impact of trade unions on institutions before and after systemic change. Social protest in the post-war Poland was primarily a working-class phenomenon. Unionized employees were able to influence transformation processes in many ways: directly in enterprises, politically via their representatives in parties, and indirectly by creating a public opinion sympathetic with their goals. Individual chapters contain theoretical assumptions, an overview of employee protest under state socialism, the dynamics of trade union membership, and a detailed description of trade union protest activities after systemic change. A comparison between protest dynamics in Poland and in Hungary serves as illustration of legacies of negotiated transition on social mobilization." (Verlagstext)

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