Anthropologies of Eurasia: Ethnographic Encounters of Social Change

Series Editor: Deema Kaneff, University of Birmingham, UK

Editorial Advisory Board:
Kirsten Endres – Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany
Julie McBrien – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gonçalo D. Santos - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Detelina Tocheva – The French National Centre for Scientific Research, France
Asta Vonderau – Martin Luther University, Germany

Anthropologies of Eurasia is a new scholarly book series showcasing work that has as its thematic interest social change. This reflects the everyday lives of peoples from the Eurasian landmass, many of whom have experienced post socialist transformation over the last three decades. As an all-encompassing theme, ‘social change’ refers to a broad range of economic, political and social dynamics: the way communities are transformed by mobility and migration; the economic practices and political reforms that shape daily engagements; and the cultural (including religious) conflicts and collaborations that take place in everyday life. Alongside this thematic focus, the Series has a methodological commitment to prioritizing an in-depth knowledge of the region, work grounded in empirical research and detailed local knowledge. Such an ethnographic (participant observation) approach, traditionally and enduringly central to the domain of the anthropological discipline, has also been adopted - in modified form - by scholars from related disciplines including: human geography, history, sociology, politics amongst others. Anthropologies of Eurasia provides a platform for all scholars, from anthropology and related social science and humanities disciplines, whose studies are based on the intimate knowledge of the society about which they write.

Topics of relevance to the series include:

  • Inequalities and precarious livelihoods
  • Resources, environment and development
  • Markets, moralities and informal economies
  • Borders and transnational migration
  • Identity and belonging
  • History and memory politics
  • Global-local connections and the changing role of the state
  • Religious practices and institutions

The series accepts proposals for monographs and edited volumes. It encourages comparative as much as single site studies.

For further information, please contact Jen McCall, Acquisitions Editor, CEU Press mccallj@press.ceu.edu