The current issue of AEER is composed of articles from Polish anthropologists only – and there is a reason behind it. It is a form of showing support to Polish colleagues who have been fighting for months for the proper place of ethnology and cultural-social anthropology on the map of Polish academia. During the recent reform, the Minister of Science and Higher Education canceled anthropology as a separate discipline, combining it with religious studies and cultural studies and thus creating "culture and religion sciences". Making the identity of the discipline and its methodological independence their main concern, Polish anthropologists has attempted to change the mind of the decision-makers, using the support of the international environment.
Table of contents
From the editors
Amanda Krzyworzeka; Emily Channell-Justice
Questioning Bacteria. How Farmers in North-Eastern Poland Resist Forced Progress
Different dimensions of diligence in the contemporary Polish rural areas
Maria Bolek, Anna Jakubowska
Natural Born Farmer. Rural childhood and farm work in eastern Poland
Farming means headache. Everyday challenges of dairy farms in Podlasie
Ethnography, Art and a Societal Road to Nowhere. The Tear Dealer Project
Interview with Agnieszka Halemba
Manele in Romania: Cultural Expression and Social Meaning in Balkan Popular Music. Eds. Margaret Beissinger, Speranţa Rădulescu, and Anca Giurchescu. Vol. 21, Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities, eds. Philip V. Bohlman and Martin Stokes. Lanham, Ma
Donna A. Buchanan
Sex, Love, and Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, and Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic. By Alexia Bloch. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. 272 pp. Appendix. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $28.95, paper.
Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union. By Zsuzsa Gille. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 164 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations. $28.00, paperback.
Morgan Y. Liu
Shock Therapy. Psychology, Precarity, and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia by Tomas Matza. Durham: Duke University Press. 2018. 305pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $99.95, Cloth. $26.95, Paperback.
Everyday Post-Socialism: Working-Class Communities in the Russian Margins. By Jeremy Morris. London: Macmilla, 2016. Xxvi, 261pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Photographs. Figures. $109.99, hard bound. $84.99, e-book.
My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File. By Katherine Verdery. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018, xvii, 344 pp. Notes, Bibliography, Index, 29 Illustrations. $27.95 paper