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Marek Mikuš

This article reconsiders established anthropological knowledge about postsocialist “civil society” through an analysis of recent efforts of Serbian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to reduce their dependence on foreign donors and develop “local fund-raising” from individuals and businesses. These initiatives had to address widespread suspicion toward NGOs, which confirms earlier findings about their donor-driven origins and the class divide between them and the surrounding society. Nevertheless, the article shows that the fund-raising activists strove to overcome suspicion and indigenize civil society. While anthropologists tend to portray NGO workers as a transnationalized elite, they are more adequately described as a middle-class faction currently subject to a process of precarization. The article also shows how the NGO workers' strategies to overcome suspicion, drawing variously on the global models of rational philanthropy, populist modes of self-presentation, or pre-existing ties to new donors, obscured or reduced the relevance of the class divide.

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Rethinking the class politics of boredom

Marguerite van den Berg and Bruce O’Neill

by its progression? Drawing on fieldwork that thinks “between the posts” of postsocialist Europe and postcolonial Africa ( Chari and Verdery 2009 ), the discussion of boredom in this thematic section reveals a qualitatively different kind of

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Markéta Slavková, Enikő Farkas, Daria Voyloshnikova, Máiréad Nic Craith, Aurélie Godet, and Suzana Jovicic

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Azra Hromadžić (2015), Citizens of an Empty Nation: Youth and State- Making in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press), 248 pp., $59.95, ISBN 9780812247008.

Alexandra Schwell, Nina Szogs, Małgorzata Kowalska, Michał Buchowski (eds.) (2016), New Ethnographies of Football in Europe: People, Passions, Politics (London: Palgrave Macmillan), 241pp., €72.99, ISBN: 978-1-137-51696-1.

Thomas Sikor, Stefan Dorondel, Johannes Stahl, and Phuc Xuan To (2017), When Things Become Property: Land Reform, Authority and Value in Postsocialist Europe and Asia: Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy (Oxford: Berghahn), 250 pp., $120.00/£85.00, ISBN 978-1- 78533-451-1.

Helena Wulff (2017), Rhythms of Writing: An Anthropology of Irish Literature (London: Bloomsbury), 156 pp., £76.50, ISBN 978-1-4742-4413-8.

Films

Anja Unger, director (2016), Carnaval à Villingen: la cinquième saison, produced by ARTE, Le Film à la patte and L’Envol, 52 minutes.

Barbed Wire Fence and Viennese Coffee Houses: A Review of the 2017 Edition of Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival Vienna

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Keith Egan, Mathias Thaler, Anna Fedele, Maarit Forde, Tuomas Martikainen, Kim Knibbe, Maria M. Griera, Katerina Seraidari, José Mapril, Roger Canals, Diana Espirito Santo, Titus Hjelm, Vlad Naumescu, Vânia Zikán Cardoso, Mathieu Fribault, Rebecca Prentice, Ryan Schram, Jacqueline Ryle, Alexandre Surrallés, James S. Bielo, César Ceriani Cernadas, and Maïté Maskens

BENTLEY, Alex (ed.), The Edge of Reason? Science and Religion in Modern Society, 222 pp., foreword. London: Continuum, 2008. Paperback, £13.99. ISBN: 9781847062185.

BERGER, Peter, Grace DAVIE, and Effi e FOKAS, Religious America, Secular Europe? A Theme and Variations, 176 pp., bibliography, index. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Paperback, £16.99. ISBN: 978075466011.

LEVEY, Geoffrey Brahm and Tariq MODOOD (eds.), Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship, 274 pp., tables, bibliographical references, index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008 Paperback, $31.99/£17.99. ISBN: 9780521695411.

FAVRET-SAADA, Jeanne, 2009, Désorceler, 169 pp., bibliographical references. Paris: Éditions de L’Olivier. Paperback, €18.50. ISBN: 9782879296395.

GUADELOUPE, Francio, Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean, 255 pp., illustrations, notes, references, index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. Hardback, $50.00/£34.95. ISBN: 9780520254886.

HACKETT, Rosalind (ed.), Proselytization Revisited: Rights Talk, Free Markets and Culture Wars, 480 pp. London: Equinox, 2008. Paperback, £18.99/$29.95. ISBN: 9781845532277.

JACKSON, Michael, The Palm at the End of the Mind: Relatedness, Religiosity and the Real, 256 pp., preface. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. Paperback, $22.95. ISBN: 9780822343813.

KIRSCH, Thomas G., and Bertram TURNER (eds.), 2009, Permutations of Order: Religion and Law as Contested Sovereignties, 269 pp., bibliographical references, index. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate. Hardback, £55.00. ISBN: 9780754672593.

MAHIEU, Stéphanie and Vlad NAUMESCU (eds.), Churches In-Between. Greek Catholic Churches in Postsocialist Europe, 340 pp., bibliographical references, tables, index. Munster: Lit Verlag, 2008. Paperback, € 29.90. ISBN: 9783825899103.

MARRANCI, Gabriele, The Anthropology of Islam, 224 pp., introduction, conclusion, references. Oxford: Berg, 2008, Paperback, £13.38. ISBN: 9781845202859.

MEYER, Birgit (ed.), Aesthetic Formations: Media, Religion, and the Senses, 292 pp., illustrations, preface, bibliography, index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Hardcover, $90. ISBN: 9780230605558.

PALMIÉ, Stephan (ed.), Africa of the Americas: Beyond the Search for Origins in the Study of Afro-Atlantic Religions, 388 pages, preface. Leiden: Brill, 2008, Volume 33 of Studies of Religion in Africa: Supplements to the Journal of Religion in Africa. Hardback, €88.00/US$ 126.00. ISBN: 9789004164727.

PETERSEN, Jesper Aagaard (ed.), Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology, xii + 277 pp., index. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009. Hardback, £55.00. ISBN: 9780754652861.

PINE, Frances and João PINA-CABRAL (eds.), On the Margins of Religion. ix, 286 p., illus., bibliogrs. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008. Hardback, $90.00/£45.00. ISBN: 9781845454098.

PINXTEN, Rik and Lisa DIKOMITIS (eds.), When God Comes to Town: Religious Traditions in Urban Contexts, 151 pp., figures, index. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009, Volume 4 of Culture and Politics/Politics and Culture Series. Hardcover, $70.00/£45.00. ISBN: 9781845455545.

SARRÓ, Ramon, The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone, xviii + 239 pp., maps, figures, glossary, bibliography, index. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, 2009. Hardback, £55. ISBN: 9780748635153.

SCHMIDT, Bettina E., Caribbean Diaspora in the USA: Diversity of Caribbean Religions in New York City, 208 pp., figures, bibliography, index. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Hardback, £55.00. ISBN: 9780754663652.

STEWART, Pamela J. and Andrew STRATHERN (eds.), Religious and Ritual Change: Cosmologies and Histories, 371 pp., preface, appendix, index. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2009. Paperback, $50. ISBN: 9781594605765.

TOMLINSON, Matt, In God’s Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity, 263 pp., preface, index, references. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. Paperback, $21.95/£14.95. ISBN: 9780520257788.

TREMLETT, Paul-François, Lévi-Strauss on Religion: The Structuring Mind, 132 pp., bibliographical references, index. London: Equinox, 2008. Paperback, £14.99/$24.95. ISBN: 9781845532789.

VILAÇA, Aparecida and Robin M. WRIGHT (eds.), Native Christians: Modes and Effects of Christianity among Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, 266 pp., index, illustrations, maps, afterword. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Hardback, £55. ISBN: 9780754663553.

CANALS, Roger (dir.). 2008. The Many Faces of a Venezuelan Goddess. Paris: CNRS. 55 min., color.

MOTTIER, Damien (dir.). 2007. Prophète(s). France, Les Films de la Jetée. 46 minutes, color.

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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

Twentieth Century (4th ed.) ( London : Routledge ). Kürti , L. and P. Skalník ( 2009 ), ‘ Introduction: Postsocialist Europe and the Anthropological Perspective from Home ’, in L. Kürti and P. Skalník (eds), Postsocialist Europe

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Theory from the Peripheries

What Can the Anthropology of Postsocialism Offer to European Anthropology?

Ognjen Kojanić

. 1 : 47 – 63 . 10.2298/GEI1701047K Kürti , L. and P. Skalník ( 2009 ), ‘ Introduction: Postsocialist Europe and the Anthropological Perspective from Home ’, in L. Kürti and P. Skalník (eds), Postsocialist Europe: Anthropological

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Between Conflicting Systems

An Ordinary Tragedy in Now-Capitalist Albania

Matthew Rosen

related patterns in postsocialist Europe, see Archer 2018 ; Bodnár and Böröcz 1998 ; Fehérváry 2013 ; Harris 2013 ; Molnár 2010 ; Tsenkova 2009 ). At the same time, the tensions and contradictions around the moral economy outlined above were born

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Ștefan Dorondel, Stelu Şerban, and Marian Tudor

: 482 – 488 . doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.11.016 . 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.11.016 Kürti , László , and Peter Skalník , eds. 2009 . Postsocialist Europe: Anthropological Perspectives from Home . New York : Berghahn Books . Lave , Rebecca

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Brian Yothers, Gillian Dooley, Guy Galazka, Peter Weisensel, Jackie Coon, Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, and David Cashman

Peter Skalnik’s 2009 volume Postsocialist Europe: Anthropological Perspectives from Hom e). One does not need to be a particularly careful observer of world humanities to note the dominance of Anglophone scholarship. Luckily, the presence of researchers

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Writing Childhoods, Righting Memory

Intergenerational Remembrance in Post-communist Romania

Codruta Alina Pohrib

Belonging Across Generations: Perspectives from Postsocialist Europe and Beyond,” Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology no. 66 (2013): 3–13. 19 Olga Shevchenko, “Communism is the Youth of the World: Generational Rhetoric and the Politics