Supplemental Reading List

The following list are anthropological and sociological works on various topics related to socialism and post-socialism in Central and Eastern Europe.  Students should choose one of these books to read for their book review essay assignment.  These books are on course reserve at the library, and can be checked out for the semester.

  1. Jessica Allina-Pisano, The post-Soviet Potemkin village: politics and property rights in the black earth (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
  2. Daphne Berdahl, Matti Bunzl, and Michael Herzfeld, On the Social Life of Postsocialism: Memory, Consumption, Germany (Indiana University Press, 2009).
  3. Laada Bilaniuk, Contested tongues: language politics and cultural correction in Ukraine (Cornell University Press, 2005).
  4. John Borneman, Belonging in the two Berlins: kin, state, nation (Cambridge University Press, 1992).
  5. Gerald W. Creed, Masquerade and Postsocialism: Ritual and Cultural Dispossession in Bulgaria (Indiana University Press, 2011).
  6. Zsuzsa Gille, From the cult of waste to the trash heap of history: the politics of waste in socialist and postsocialist Hungary (Indiana University Press, 2007).
  7. Andreas Glaeser, Divided in unity: identity, Germany, and the Berlin police (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
  8. Bruce Grant, In the Soviet house of culture: a century of perestroikas (Princeton University Press, 1995).
  9. Francine Hirsch, Empire of nations: ethnographic knowledge & the making of the Soviet Union (Cornell University Press, 2005).
  10. Caroline Humphrey, The unmaking of Soviet life: everyday economies after socialism (Cornell University Press, 2002).
  11. David A. Kideckel, The solitude of collectivism: Romanian villagers to the revolution and beyond (Cornell University Press, 1993).
  12. Gail Kligman, The wedding of the dead: ritual, poetics, and popular culture in Transylvania (University of California Press, 1988).
  13. Martha Lampland, The object of labor: commodification in socialist Hungary (University of Chicago Press, 1995).
  14. Alena V. Ledeneva, How Russia really works: the informal practices that shaped post-Soviet politics and business (Cornell University Press, 2006).
  15. Alaina Lemon, Between two fires: Gypsy performance and Romani memory from Pushkin to postsocialism (Duke University Press, 2000).
  16. Margaret Paxson, Solovyovo: the story of memory in a Russian village (Indiana University Press, 2005).
  17. Mathijs Pelkmans, Defending the border: identity, religion, and modernity in the Republic of Georgia (Cornell University Press, 2006).
  18. Sarah D. Phillips, Women’s social activism in the new Ukraine: development and the politics of differentiation (Indiana University Press, 2008).
  19. Tanya Richardson, Kaleidoscopic Odessa: history and place in contemporary Ukraine (University of Toronto Press, 2008).
  20. Nancy Ries, Russian talk: culture and conversation during Perestroika (Cornell University Press, 1997).
  21. Michele R. Rivkin-Fish, Women’s health in post-Soviet Russia: the politics of intervention (Indiana University Press, 2005).
  22. Michael E. Urban and Andreĭ Evdokimov, Russia gets the blues: music, culture, and community in unsettled times (Cornell University Press, 2004).
  23. Katherine Verdery, The political lives of dead bodies: reburial and postsocialist change (Columbia University Press, 1999).
  24. Katherine Verdery, The vanishing hectare: property and value in postsocialist Transylvania (Cornell University Press, 2003).
  25. Catherine Wanner, Communities of the converted: Ukrainians and global evangelism (Cornell University Press, 2007).
  26. Alexei Yurchak, Everything was forever, until it was no more: the last Soviet generation (Princeton University Press, 2006).

Comments are closed.