„Rules“ and „Roles“

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Alexander Kiossev, Petya Kabakchieva (Eds.)

Fluid Institutions and Hybrid Identities in East European Transformation Processes (1989 – 2005)

ISBN 978-3-643-80008-4
Band-Nr. 25
Jahr 2009
Seiten 328
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


On the basis of 15 case studies of the East-European transition this book
analyzes how institutional roles are adapted in a new, unstable cultural,
political and institutional environment. It investigates the relationships
between roles, cultural identities and public images, the transformations
and hybridizations that professional roles undergo in such fluid context
as well as the consequences for the institutional cultures in Eastern
Europe. The contributors – scholars from Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia,
Serbia – are experts in various fields such as sociology, anthropology,
cultural studies, media studies, philosophy etc.

Alexander Kiossev is associate professor in History of
Modern Culture at Sofia University. He is author of three books and many
articles as well as editor of several collective volumes. His research
interests are in the spheres of cultural history of institutions,
construction of identities, space and imaginary geographies.

Petya Kabakchieva is associate professor of sociology and head of the
Department of Sociology at Sofia University. She is the author of one book
and co-author of several others. Her recent research interests are in the
field of sociology of European Integration – institutional changes,
migration flows and interplay of identities.

Kiossev and
Kabakchieva were leaders of the international research project „Roles,
Identities and Hybrids. Multiple Institutional Cultures in Southeast
Europe within the Context of European Unification 2003 – 2006“
(sponsored by the VolkswagenStiftung,) which results are presented in the
present book.