Within the framework of the summer school “Between (post)socialism and (neo)liberalism”, held in Sofia at the fridge & Xaspel, on July 21st Prof. Don Kalb (Central European University, Budapest) gave a talk on the topic “Socialism, Postsocialism, Neoliberalism – Interconnections in CEE”. The talk was held in a dialogue with Volodymyr Ischenko (Ukraine) and Florin Poenaru (Romania), both researchers influenced by and working in the context of Prof. Kalb’s research.
Don Kalb is a Dutch social anthropologist, currently teaching at CEU, Budapest. His most popular book is Expanding Class: Power and Everyday Politics in Industrial Communities, The Netherlands, 1850–1950, and he is also the co-editor of volumes such as Critical junction: anthropology and history beyond the cultural turn; Globalization and development: themes and concepts in current research; Ten Years After: Hidden Histories and New Mythologies in East-Central Europe. Presently he teaches the courses “Debates on Globalization and Development” and “Modernity: Institutions, Power, Agency”.
You can listen to the talk here, and pictures from the event can be seen here.