No 2 (2014)

Lead Editors:

Elena Bogdanova
Veronica Davidov

Table of Contents


Everyday Life Perspectives on Work, Home, and “the Soviet” from Estonia to Kyrgyzstan
Laura L. Adams, Gulnara Aitpaeva 5-11


“Working for Yourself”: Resource Theft at a Factory in the Late Soviet Era
Olga Smolyak 21-57
Disembedding the Company from Kinship: Unethical Families and Atomized Labor in an Estonian Mine
Eeva Kesküla 58-76
After the Worker State: Competing and Converging Frames of Valuing Labor in Rural Kyrgyzstan
Jeanne Féaux de la Croix 77-100
“Kept Things”: Heterotopic Provocations in the Museal Representation of East German Everyday Life
Anne Winkler 101-122

Book Reviews

Pierre Bourdieu. Sur l’État: Cours au Collège de France (1989–1992). Paris: Raisons d’agir / Seuil, 2012
Tommaso Pardi 123-125
Alena V. Ledeneva. Can Russia Modernise? Sistema, Power Networks and Informal Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013
Ella Paneyakh 126-128
Anna Colin Lebedev. Le coeur politique des mères: Analyse du mouvement des mères de soldats en Russie. Paris: Éditions de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 2013
Risto Alapuro 129-131
Mischa Gabowitsch. Putin kaputt!? Russlands neue Protestkultur. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2013
Alexandrina Vanke 132-134
David Doellinger. Turning Prayers into Protests: Religious-Based Activism and Its Challenge to State Power in Socialist Slovakia and East Germany. Budapest: CEU Press, 2013
Roman Krakovsky 135-137
Alexander Etkind, Rory Finnin et al. Remembering Katyn. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012
Daria Khlevnyuk 138-141
Kristin Roth-Ey. Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire That Lost the Cultural Cold War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011
Gleb Tsipursky 142-144
Nashi universitety: Fakul’tety nenuzhnykh veshchei? Kachestva i smysly gumanitarnogo obrazovaniia. Problemno-tematicheskii sbornik. Irkutsk: TsNSiO, 2011; Nashi universitety: Studenty. Al’manakh-issledovanie. Irkutsk: TsNSiO, 2010
Katerina Guba 145-148
Jeremy Morris and Abel Polese, eds. The Informal Post-Socialist Economy: Embedded Practices and Livelihoods. London: Routledge, 2014
Kirill Titaev 149-151