UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 7th Annual International Postgraduate Conference
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION IN CENTRAL
& EASTERN EUROPE
The 7th International Postgraduate Conference, ‘Inclusion and Exclusion in central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union’ was held in February 2006 at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. From among the best of the 109 papers presented during the conference a refereed volume reflecting the theme of nation formation is now forthcoming…
The transitional societies of the former Communist countries provide a diverse setting for re-examining the inclusion and exclusion aspects of group formation. Indeed, the transition process fundamentally transformed the ‘identity possibilities of the age’. Nation in Formation: Inclusion and Exclusion in Central and Eastern Europe presents a volume of essays located in the constructivist genre of approaches to the study of ‘belonging’ and in so doing introduces some of the new discourses of nationhood emerging in central and eastern Europe.
Nation in Formation: Inclusion and Exclusion in Central and Eastern Europe has been described by independent referees as "a very interesting collection of papers [with a] good area coverage”. "The ease with which the authors handle various disciplinary canons of interpretation is impressive" and “the best situate their interpretations in a general framework of knowledge which makes them of interest not only to East Europeanists but also to general scholars of memory, identity and boundary formation".
The editors - Catherine Baker, Christopher J Gerry, Barbara Madaj, Liz Mellish and Jana Nahodilová are all based at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. There are 12 other contributors writing on topics ranging from ethnonationalism in Tatarstan and Chechnya to the concept of turbofolk in Croatia to the seeds of Georgian feminism.
Full details on how to obtain the book will be available in August 2007
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