Soyuz is formally constituted as the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is also recognized as an official unit of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

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May 2016 Book Review Round Up!

Dear Soyuz Members!

Please find below the monthly book review round up for May 2016! We missed our regular update in April, so this review includes book reviews from journals which were published over two months: between March 1 and May 1, 2016. Included here are 106 reviews from six journals, as follows:

New Issue: Sibirica (Volume 14, Issue 3)

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Sibirica has been published by Berghahn Journals. This issue covers a variety of topics such as language, education, sport, and more.

Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal:


Language Ideologies at Work: Economies of Language Maintenance and Loss
Daria Morgounova Schwalbe

CfP: Heritage Studies and Socialism: Transnational Perspectives on Heritage in Eastern and Central Europe

In the last decade, heritage studies have emerged as a field of cross-disciplinary research covering the topics including the built environment, museums and collections, urban planning, memory, and tourism. Though dealing with objects and practices of the past, heritage studies are rather concerned with the relation of heritage to the present and its role in the future.