Accepted Paper:

Post-socialism as a field of scientific enquiry  
Irena Sumi (Institute for Ethnic Etudies)

Paper short abstract:

The contribution offers a critical reading of the post-socialist literature and I argue that post-socialist studies have adopted a research agenda that is closely reminiscent of that in modernist social anthropology, thus presenting a specific epistemological "regression".

Paper long abstract:

The contribution will offer a critical reading of the rapidly spawning post-socialist literature and argue that post-socialist studies seem to have adopted a research agenda that is closely reminiscent of that in classical, modernist social and cultural anthropology, thus presenting a specific epistemological "regression" to a type of "realism" in an emergent problem field.

Panel W100
Eastern Europe as a field of anthropological enquiry (roundtable)