The book examines the study of postsocialism from a anthropological perspective. These social systems have posed a challenge to anthropological theory that has been the subject of lively exchanges for over twenty years now. Can postsocialism as a concept adequately apply to the current situation in Eastern Europe? One of the answers proposed here is that specific elements derived from postcolonial studies may prove most useful to analyse Eastern Europe's postsocialist countries.
Christian Giordano is Full Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Francois Ruegg is Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Anthropology of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and at the University of Bucharest, Romania.
Andrea Boscoboinik is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.