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The Evacuation of Children to Eastern Europe

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a historical account of the evacuation of children to Eastern Europe conducted by the Greek Communist Party. It considers whether the evacuations were carried out voluntarily ... More


Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to ... More


The Second Serfdom in Eastern Europe and Latin America

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter draws comparisons between “the really existing socialisms” and “the really existing capitalisms” by two peripheries, Eastern Europe and Latin America, and aims at providing some of the ... More


School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

Dace Dzenovska

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501716836
eISBN:
9781501716867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716836.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Following independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, economic and political liberalization projects were rolled out in Latvia and across Eastern Europe. While economic liberalism was welcomed, ... More


The Politics of Memory: Creating a Meaningful Past

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

in Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter, which discusses the “memory wars” that continue to be fought over the political meanings associated with the evacuation of refugee children from their homes to Eastern Europe during the ... More


National Ideology Under Socialism: Identity and Cultural Politics in Ceausescu's Romania

Katherine Verdery

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072169
eISBN:
9780520917286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072169.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The current transformation of many Eastern European societies is impossible to understand without comprehending the intellectual struggles surrounding nationalism in the region. This book shows how ... More


Language in Time of Revolution

Benjamin Harshav

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book on culture and consciousness in history concerns the worldwide transformations of Jewish culture and society, and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language following the waves of pogroms ... More


Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman

Jack R. Friedman

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Alexandria is a poor Romanian woman who obtains solace and support from a community of evangelical Christians. Alexandria lives with delusional guilt that she is responsible for many evil crimes. ... More


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