Bad Wiesseer Tagungen des Collegium Carolinum, Bd. 31

Sociology and Ethnography in East-Central and South-East Europe: Scientific Self-Description in State Socialist Countries


Vorträge der Tagung des Collegium Carolinum in Bad Wiessee vom
20. bis 23. November 2008


Hrsg. von Ulf Brunnbauer, Claudia Kraft und Martin Schulze Wessel


München 2011, VI, 308 S., gebunden


Ladenpreis € 49,80


ISBN 978-3-944396-07-1

(alt: ISBN 978-3-486-70461-7)


Lieferbar. Alleinige Bezugsquelle: Collegium Carolinum, München.

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Everyday life was once considered to be one of the best hidden secrets of communist regimes. Despite the recent surge in the history of everyday life under state socialism, there is still little research on the development of those disciplines which analysed "real life". The present volume seeks to fill this gap. In contributions which examine the history of ethnography and sociology, it asks which scholarly self-descriptions socialist societies produced. The authors discuss the relationship between the party-state and academic disciplines. While describing the limitations of ethnography and sociology, the authors show how their research findings reveal a significant gap between ideology and "reality".


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- Wasiak, Patryk, in: ZfO 62 (2013), 4, 700-701,
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Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer, Professor of South Eastern and Eastern European History, University of Regensburg; Director of the Südost-Institut, Regensburg
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kraft, Professor of Contemporary European History, University of Siegen
Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel, Professor of Eastern European History, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich; Head of the Collegium Carolinum, Munich