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Volume 76

Number 2, Summer 2017



Introduction: From Comparison to Relationality

Zsuzsa Gille


The Refugee Crisis and the Return of the East-West Divide in Europe

Ivan Krastev   


Coherent Selves, Viable States: Eastern Europe and the “Migration/Refugee Crisis

Dace Dzenovska


The Unbearable Whiteness of the Polish Plumber and the Hungarian Peacock Dance around “Race”

József Böröcz and Mahua Sarkar


Beyond East and West: Solidarity Politics and the Absent/Present State in the Balkans

Jessica Greenberg and Ivana Spasiæ


Honored Citizens and the Creation of a Middle Class in Imperial Russia

Alison K. Smith


“Vladimir Lenin in Smolnyi” by Isaak I. Brodskii: The History of a Twin

Andrei Keller


The Oil Deal: Nariman Narimanov and the Sovietization of Azerbaijan

Sara Brinegar


Revolution, Production, Representation: Iurii Rozhkov’s Photomontages to Maiakovskii’s Poem

“To the Workers of Kursk”

Aleksandar Bo¹koviæ


High Modernism in Theory and Practice: Karel Teige and Tomá¹ Ba»a

Jessica Merrill


Wedded to Welfare? Working Mothers and the Welfare State in Communist Poland

Piotr Perkowski



Maple Razsa, Bastards of Utopia. Living Radical Politics after Socialism; Maple Rasza and Pacho

Velez, dir. Bastards of Utopia (film); Maple Razsa’s Videos (Slobodan Naumoviæ)



Mark Bassin, The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism and the Construction of Community in

Modern Russia (Sergei Prozorov)


Jeremy Friedman, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World

(Jonathan Haslam)


Maria Todorova, Augusta Dimou, and Stefan Troebst, eds., Remembering Communism, Private and

Public Recollections of Lived Experience in Southeast Europe (Olga Manojloviæ Pintar)


Adeeb Khalid, Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR

(Stephan Conermann)



Kate Brown, Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of the Places Not Yet Forgotten

(Serguei Oushakine)


Tam T. T. Ngo and Justine B. Quijada, eds., Atheist Secularism and Its Discontents: A Comparative

Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia (Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal)


Gleb Tsipursky, Socialist Fun: Youth, Consumption, & State-Sponsored Popular Culture in the Soviet

Union, 1945-1970 (Miriam Neirick)


John M. Efron, German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic (Shulamit S. Magnus)


Ulf Brunnbauer, Globalizing Southeastern Europe: Emigrants, America and the State since the Late

Nineteenth Century (Riki Van Boeschoten)


Nada Bo¹kovska, Angelika Strobel, and Daniel Ursprung, eds., “Entwickelter Sozialismus” in

Osteuropa. Arbeit, Konsum und Öffentlichkeit (Luminita Gatejel)


Peter Hallama and Stephan Stach, Gegengeschichte: Zweiter Weltkrieg und Holocaust im

ostmitteleuropäischen Dissens (Tom Junes)


Márkus Keller, Experten und Beamte: Die Professionalisierung der Lehrer höherer Schulen in

der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts (Károly Halmos)


Robert Nemes, Another Hungary: The Nineteenth-Century Provinces in Eight Lives (Peter Thaler)


Theodore R. Weeks, Vilnius Between Nations 1795-2000; Dangiras Maèiulis and Darius

Staliunas, Lithuanian Nationalism and the Vilnius Question, 1883-1940 (Tomas Venclova)


Dariusz Adamczyk and Norbert Kersken, eds., Fernhändler, Dynasten, Kleriker. Die piastische

Herrschaft in kontinentalen Beziehungsgeflechten vom 10. bis zum frühen 13. Jahrhundert

(Paul W. Knoll)


Miko³aj Szo³tysek, Rethinking East-Central Europe: Family Systems and Co-residence in the

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Robert Frost)


Lea Prais, Displaced Persons at Home: Refugees in the Fabric of Jewish Life in Warsaw September

1939-July 1942, trans. Naftali Greenwood (Gustavo Corni)


Paul A. Shapiro, The Kishinev Ghetto 1941-1942. A Documentary History of the Holocaust in

Romania’s Contested Borderlands (Michael Shafir)


Stefan Dorondel, Disrupted Landscapes: State, Peasants, and the Politics of Land in

Postsocialist Romania (David A. Kideckel)


Serhii Plokhy, The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (George O. Liber)


Mark R. Baker, Peasants, Power, and Place: Revolution in the Village of Kharkiv Province, 1914-1921

(Hugh D. Hudson, Jr.)


Victoria Khiterer, Jewish City or Inferno of Russian Israel? A History of the Jews in Kiev before

February 1917 (Michael F. Hamm)


George O. Liber, Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954 (Kai Struve)


Michael T. Westrate, Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidan: Under the Falling Red Star in

Kharkiv (Paul Hollander)


Nikolaos Papadogiannis, Militant around the Clock? Left-Wing Youth Politics, Leisure, and Sexuality in

Post-Dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981 (Friederike Kind-Kovács)


Gertrud Pickhan and Rüdiger Ritter, eds., Meanings of Jazz in State Socialism (Venelin I. Ganev)


Miranda Jaki¹a and Nikica Giliæ, eds., Partisans in Yugoslavia: Literature, Film and Visual

Culture (Gordana P. Crnkoviæ)


Agnieszka Halemba, Negotiating Marian Apparitions. The Politics of Religion in

Transcarpathian Ukraine (Chris Hann)


Natalia Khanenko-Friesen and Gelinada Grinchenko, eds., Reclaiming the Personal: Oral

History in Post-Socialist Europe (Marysia H. Galbraith)


Matej Blazek, Rematerializing Children’s Agency: Everyday Practices in a Post-Socialist Estate

(Clementine Fujimura)


Matthias Schwartz and Heike Winkel, eds. Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context

(Fran Markowitz)


Timothy K. Blauvelt and Jeremy Smith, eds. Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power

(Stephen Jones)


Peter Krasztev and Jon Van Til, eds., The Hungarian Patient: Social Opposition to an Illiberal

Democracy (Jason Wittenberg)


Erika Monahan, The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia (Brian Davies)


Daria Sambuk, Wächter der Gesundheit: Staat und lokale Gesellschaften beim Aufbau des

Medizinalwesens im Russischen Reich, 1762-1831 (Charlotte Henze)


Aileen M. Kelly, The Discovery of Chance: The Life and Thought of Alexander Herzen (Derek Offord)


James E. Casteel, Russia in the German Global Imagination: Imperial Visions and Utopian Desires,

1905-1941 (Stefan Troebst)


Ivan Sablin, Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911-1924: Buddhism, Socialism, and

Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building (Melissa Chakars)


Erik R. Scott, Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire

(Bruce Grant)


Loren Graham, Lysenko’s Ghost: Epigenetics and Russia (Julie V. Brown)


Andy Bruno, The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History (Stephen Brain)


Rosalind P. Blakesley, The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia 1757-1881 (Janet E. Kennedy)


Andrei Shabanov, Peredvizhniki: Mezhdu kommercheskim tovarishchestvom i khudozhestvennym

dvizheniem (Rosamund Bartlett)


Martha M. F. Kelly, Unorthodox Beauty: Russian Modernism and Its New Religious Aesthetic

(Per-Arne Bodin)


Lonny Harrison, Archetypes from Underground: Notes on the Dostoevskian Self (Steven Cassedy)


Aleksandr Vasil<’>evich Lavrov, Simvolisty i drugie: Stat<’>i, Razyskaniia. Publikatsii

(Avril Pyman-Sokolov)


Michael Kunichika, “Our Native Antiquity”: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Culture of Russian

Modernism (Julia Bekman Chadaga)


Isabel Wünsche, The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde: Nature’s Creative Principles

(John Milner)


Pauline Fairclough, Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

(Kevin M. Bartig)


Thomas Grob and Sabina Horber, eds. Moskau: Metropole zwischen Kultur und Macht (Stephen Lovell)


Mikahil B. Iampol<’>skii, Prigov: Ocherki khudozhestvennogo nominalizma (Alexei Kurbanovsky)


Jardar Ostbo, The New Third Rome: Readings of a Russian Nationalist Myth (Richard Sakwa)


Roger E. Kanet and Matthew Sussex, eds., Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign

Policy in a Contested Region; and Matthew Sussex and Roger E. Kanet, eds., Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation (Carol Weaver)


Marcin Kaczmarski, Russia-China Relations in the Post-Crisis International Order (Charles Ziegler)