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New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union
New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union
By Brigid O'Keeffe

New Soviet Gypsies provides a unique history of Roma, an overwhelmingly understudied and misunderstood diasporic people, by focusing on their social and political lives in the early Soviet Union.

Published Aug 2013
The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s
The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s
Edited by Denis Kozlov and Eleonory Gilburd

Featuring innovative research by historical, literary, and film scholars from across the world, this book helps to answer fundamental questions about the nature and ultimate fortune of the Soviet order – both in its internal dynamics and in its long-term and global perspectives.

Published Aug 2013
Shakespeare in the World of Communism and Socialism
Shakespeare in the World of Communism and Socialism
By Irena Makaryk and Joseph G. Price

The general theme that emerges from this study is the deeply ambivalent nature of communist Shakespeare who, like Feste's 'chev'ril glove,' often simultaneously served and subverted the official ideology.

Published Jun 2013
Stalinist City Planning: Professionals, Performance, and Power
Stalinist City Planning: Professionals, Performance, and Power
By Heather D. DeHaan

By examining how planners and other urban inhabitants experienced, lived, and struggled with socialism and Stalinism, DeHaan offers readers a much broader, more complex picture of planning and planners than has been revealed to date.

Published May 2013
Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine
Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine
Edited by Olena Hankivsky and Anastasiya Salnykova
Gender, Politics, and Society in Ukraine is particularly innovative in its exploration of both women's and men's experiences and the ways in which gender relations shift over time in societies undergoing transitions to democracy.
Published Apr 2013
To Walk with the Devil: Slovene Collaboration and Axis Occupation, 1941-1945
To Walk with the Devil: Slovene Collaboration and Axis Occupation, 1941-1945
By Gregor Joseph Kranjc

Examining archival material and post-war scholarly and popular literature, Kranjc describes the often sharp divide between Communist-era interpretations of collaboration and those of their émigré anti-Communist opponents.

Published Feb 2013
A Mennonite in Russia: The Diaries of Jacob D. Epp, 1851-1880
A Mennonite in Russia: The Diaries of Jacob D. Epp, 1851-1880
Translated and edited by Harvey L. Dyck

Epp’s writings reveal a skilled and honest diarist of deep feelings, and tell a human story that no conventional historical account could hope to equal.

Published Feb 2013
Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy, 1920-1925
Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy, 1920-1925
By Robert C. Austin

Austin shrewdly demonstrates how the missed opportunities of Albania's political transition affected the course of Balkan history for decades to come.

Published Sep 2012
In the House of the Hanged: Essays and Vers Libres
In the House of the Hanged: Essays and Vers Libres
By Sasha Sokolov Translated from the Russian and annotated by Alexander Boguslawski

In The House of the Hanged features the first-ever translation of thirteen of Sokolov's major essays and free verses.

Published Apr 2012
The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction:
The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction:
By Mark Andryczyk

The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction weaves a fascinating narrative full of colourful characters by examining the prose of today's leading writers.

Published Mar 2012