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Alexi Gugushvili

and social capital in post-socialism are also expected to provide an advantage to their offspring. If anything, after the events triggered by the landslide victory of Solidarność in Poland and the fall of the Berlin Wall, income inequality driven by economic liberalization might have become an even

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Grégory Delaplace, David Sneath and Christopher Kaplonski

Inner Asia 10 (2008): 353–65 © 2008 Global Oriental Ltd The End of post-socialism? An account of the 1st of July riots in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia GRÉGORY DELAPLACE, CHRISTOPHER KAPLONSKI & DAVID SNEATH University of Cambridge On 1 July, 2008, rioters set fire to the headquarters building of the

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Natalija Majsova

(London, uk & New York, us : Verso: 2015) isbn 978-1-78168-620-1. Welcome to the desert of post-socialism: Radical politics after Yugoslavia , edited by philosopher Srećko Horvat and political scientist and writer Igor Štiks, was published two and a half decades after the beginning

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Beyond Nostalgia

“Extrospective Introspections” of the Post-Yugoslav Memory of Socialism

Dalibor Mišina

, arguing that the nostalgic memory of socialism is a sociocultural response to the destabilizing and disorienting effect of the post-socialist transition and the resultant sense of an “unsettling present” and “uncertain future.” In this context, “post-socialism” is cast as a transitional and

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Toxic Care (?)

Scepticism and Treatment Failure in Post-Soviet Mongolia

Elizabeth Turk

. 2015 . Statistical Yearbook 2015 . Ulaanbaatar : National Statistics Office of Mongolia . Pine , F. 2002 . Retreat to the household? Gendered domains in post-socialist Poland , in C. Hann (ed.). Post-socialism: Ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia : 95 – 113 . London

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Baasanjav Terbish

This paper describes a brief history of sexuality in Mongolian society as related to the various types of political regime that dominated the course of the last century. Based on the assertion that sexuality is subject to change, the central argument of the paper is that, by looking at the nature of sexual practices and values, it is possible to describe the very nature of political power that is one of the important drivers to bring about such changes.

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Irén Annus

Hungary has experienced a series of fundamental transformations in the last 20 years, which have brought on not only lasting changes, but also new challenges for both the country and its people. The country did away with goulash communism in 1989, shifted to a western-style democracy and a free/mixed market economy, and entered into an alliance with its perceived former enemies by joining NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. These transformations also contributed to the re-constitution of identities, perceptions and positionings of the self. Framed by post-modern theorizations of identity, the chapter uses critical discourse analysis to map forms of Hungarian post-socialist self-representations on websites designed for tourists. It argues that a dynamic dichotomy between sameness and difference in relation to Europe/the West has emerged as the organizing principle on which the tourism industry has been re-constructed. As a result, Hungary is marketed as a truly European country, but then also as a unique if not exotic place. This dichotomy also reflects the major political divide that has appeared in post-socialist political ideologies and, consequently, constitutes one of the key paradigms along which Hungarians position themselves in the new political era.