My multiple, manifold, and endlessly contested 1989s

in Focaal
Author: Don Kalb 1
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  • 1 Central European University

Nineteen eighty-nine was for me, like for so many other Europeans and in particular Central Europeans, a year of miracles. In mid-November of that year I was traveling through the United States and giving papers on working class culture, anthropology, and history. Whenever I was asked where I came from I always answered “from the continent of the revolutions.” What a joy. But I was sad that I had traveled west rather than east.


Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology