© 2015

Rethinking Ethnography in Central Europe

  • Editors
  • Hana Cervinkova
  • Michal Buchowski
  • Zdeněk Uherek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: On Rethinking Ethnography in Central Europe: Toward Cosmopolitan Anthropologies in the “Peripheries”

  3. Mobilities

  4. Contesting Transition: Activisms and Expert Knowledge

  5. Postsocialist Modernities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-267

About this book


In eleven ethnographic chapters of Rethinking Ethnography in Central Europe examines how issues of global economic and cultural dependencies, mobilities, citizens activism, social movements, and socio-political aspects of post-socialist modernities articulate on the level of everyday discourse and practices.


Central Europe anthropology and ethnology postsocialism mobilities migrations European Union civil society Orientalism anthropology ethnography ethnology identity national identity society

About the authors

Veronika Beranská, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic Alexandra Bitu íková, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystricá, Slovakia Katarzyna Wolanik Boström, Umeå University, Sweden Michal Buchowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland Hana Cervinkova, University of Lower Silesia, Poland Hana Horáková, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic Martin H?íbek, Charles University, Czech Republic Gertrud Hüwelmeier, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany Agnieszka Ko?cia?ska, University of Warsaw, Poland Waldemar Kuligowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland Izabella Main, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland Marek Miku , Comenius University, Slovakia Magnus Öhlander, Stockholm University, Sweden Marek Pawlak, Jagiellonian University, Poland Agata Stanisz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland Zden?k Uherek, Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Bibliographic information


“In addition to theories, this book informs us about anthropological methods. Several pieces enhance general findings with accounts of pertinent individual case studies. … Like many anthologies, this volume explores diverse subjects, rather than offering one comprehensive and unified text. As a whole, however, it offers its readers rich, overlapping experiences in two dynamic and colorful worlds. … Both vibrant worlds are skillfully portrayed as diverse and full of contrasts and tensions, achievements and challenges.” (Pamela Sour,, January, 2016)