15. april 2015

Ethnographies of Grey Zones in Eastern Europe

Relations, Borders and Invisibilities

by Ida Harboe Knudsen and Martin Demant Frederiksen
Anthem Press, 2014

Over the last two decades, Eastern Europe has experienced extensive changes in geo-political relocations and relations leading to everyday uncertainty. Attempts to establish liberal democracies, re-orientations from planned to market economics, and a desire to create ‘new states’ and internationally minded ‘new citizens’ has left some in poverty, unemployment and social insecurity, leading them to rely on normative coping and semi-autonomous strategies for security and social guarantees. This anthology explores how grey zones of governance, borders, relations and invisibilities affect contemporary Eastern Europe.

Readership: This book will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, democracy, borders, migration, informal practices, morality, and East–West relations within a European context. Read more