Tatjana Thelen (Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna)

This insightful compilation brings together the author’s longstanding efforts to situate Karl Polanyi both at the heart of economic anthropology and also in his region of origin. Spanning topics such as property reforms, civil society, and diverse processes of belonging, the book has much to contribute to the analysis of the current historical moment. Grounded in nuanced ethnography, it will help students of Central and Eastern Europe to avoid the trope of negative othering, thereby opening novel perspectives on emergent futures.
Reviewed book: 
Chris Hann
$100.00 / €90.00 / £79.00