Changes in the Heart of Europe

Recent Ethnographies of Czechs, Slovaks, Roma, and Sorbs



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Changes in the Heart of Europe
Recent Ethnographies of Czechs, Slovaks, Roma, and Sorbs
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From WW II until the Velvet Revolution, few outside anthropologists had access to Czechoslovakia, while only a handful of Czech and Slovak ethnologists published in Western journals. In recent years, anthropological interest in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has increased substantially. This volume brings together a broad sample of recent cutting-edge ethnographic studies by Czech and Slovak ethnographers as well as American and western European anthropologists. Contents: Raymond June on measuring “corruption” in Czech society; David Karjanen on structural violence and economic change in Slovakia; Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, Hana Hašková, and Marta Kolářová on women’s civic organizing; Rebecca Nash on Czech feelings about social support and welfare reform; Denise Kozikowski on women’s experience of breast cancer; Věra Sokolová on population policy and the sterilization of Romani women in Czechoslovakia, 1972-1989; James Quin on pornography and the commodification of queer bodies in Slovakia; Ben Hill Passmore on working women in a Moravian factory; Krista Hegburg on Roma social workers; Zdeněk Uherek and Kateřina Plochová on ethnic Czechs in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Leoš Šatava on ethnic identity and language among Sorbian youth; Haldis Haukanes on history and autobiography in a Czech village; Davide Torsello on memory, geography, and local history in southern Slovakia; Peter Skalník reviews Czech and Slovak community (re)studies in a European context. Afterword by Zdeněk Salzmann.
The author

About the author

Timothy McCajor Hall, MD, PhD, is a psychiatric anthropologist who has studied sexuality and alcoholism in the Czech Republic. In 2005-2007, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Aging at NORC & The University of Chicago. Rosie Read, PhD, has researched gender, work, and care for the elderly in the Czech Republic. She is a researcher at the Institute of Health and Community Studies at Bournemouth University, UK.
Reviews

Reviews

“Changes in the Heart of Europe is an interesting collection of essays, especially because the book covers a variety of topics including, civil society, gender, minority issues and memory in the post-communist context of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.” (CEU Political Science Journal, vol. 5, issue 4, December 2010)
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Zdeněk Salzmann
Editor Timothy McCajor Hall, Rosie Read, Andreas Umland
Number of pages 358
Language English
Publication date Jan 16, 2006
Weight (kg) 0.4890
ISBN-13 9783898216067