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Report from the Region

The “Anti-Gender” Wave Contested: Gender Studies, Civil Society, and the State in Eastern Europe and Beyond*

kindergarten children), similarly aggressive anti-immigration discourse or anti-Muslim racism in particular and aggressive responses to other feminist discourses and policies, on the other. Fourth, as this dual “argument” unfolds we witness, in parallel, the

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Becoming Communist

Ideals, Dreams, and Nightmares

Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

early days, through attempts to perfect the behavior of those at the Lenin School and purge them of racism, classism, and sexism, to the lived experience in Spain during the civil war, to the general fight against fascism during World War II, to the

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

; eating habits and alcoholism; specific illnesses that afflicted the rural population (pellagra); and racial degeneration. It was the latter that coalesced anxieties of depopulation with nationalism, racism, and anti-Semitism. Within this amalgam

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European Anthropology as a Fortuitous Accident?

Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field

Čarna Brković

referred to a theoretical study ‘that classified and generalized the results of a strictly descriptive ethnography’ ( Gingrich 2005: 87 ), while the term ‘anthropology’ ( Anthropologie ) carries associations of racism, genocide, and evolutionist physical

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Frida Hastrup and Marianne Elisabeth Lien

2013 ; Keskinen et al. 2016 ). However, for all the forced assimilation and racism historically endured by some people in the north, to be indigenous is also to be a legal citizen of well-functioning states. As mentioned, this is also the case for

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Maria Bucur, Alexandra Ghit, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Ivana Pantelić, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Elizabeth A. Wood, Anna Müller, Galina Goncharova, Zorana Antonijević, Katarzyna Sierakowska, Andrea Feldman, Maria Kokkinou, Alexandra Zavos, Marija M. Bulatović, Siobhán Hearne, and Rayna Gavrilova

University Press, 2018, 487 pp., BGN 16 (paperback), ISBN: 978-954-07-4474-2. Book review by Galina Goncharova Department of Cultural Studies, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Bulgaria Since the mid-1990s, the question “Is there fascism/racism