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Series editors
Constantin Iordachi
Balázs Trencsényi
Social Sciences
in the Other Europe
since 1945

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Budapest, 2018
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Table of Contents

Adela Hîncu
Introduction: “Peripheral Observations” and Their Observers 1

PART ONE: Misalignments: Modernization, Sovietization,

and De-Stalinization

Agata Zysiak
Postwar Modernization and the University for the Working Classes
in Poland 29
Zoltán Ginelli
Critical Remarks on the “Sovietization” of Hungarian Human Geography 52
Anna Birkás
Party Historiography: A Scientific Experiment in Hungary around 1956 90
Zoltán Rostás
The Rehabilitation of Romanian Sociology after Stalinism 117
Eva Laiferová
Continuities and Ruptures: Sociology in Slovakia after
the Second World War 139

PART TWO: Sociology in the Long 1960s and the 1970s

Matthias Duller
Yugoslav Sociology: Political Autonomy under a Single-Party Regime 159
Jarosław Kilias
An Older Brother: Polish and Czechoslovak Sociology in the 1960s 185
Adela Hîncu
“A Common Front?”: Social Structure Research in 1970s Socialist Romania 209
Bruno Monteiro
Heteronomy, Institutionalization, and Modes of Legitimation
in Portuguese Sociology under the Estado Novo Regime (1957–1974) 224

PART THREE: Transnational Encounters and Collaboration

into the 1980s

Eszter Berényi
International Influences in the Hungarian Sociological Profession,
1972–1994 249
László Gergely Szücs
Limits and Revisions of the Marxist Canon: Western Philosophy
in the Hungarian Philosophical Review, 1957–1980 280
Jan Levchenko
Resort on the Outskirts: Towards the Premises
of the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School 315
Corina Doboş
Beyond Ideologies: Eastern European Demographic Expertise
across the Iron Curtain 332
Bogdan Iacob
Balkans Re-Enchanted: Regionalism in Times of Détente 362

PART FOUR: Realignments: Late Socialism,

Post-Socialism, and Beyond

Ágnes Gagyi
Reform Economics in Late-Socialist Hungary: A Case of Globally
Embedded Knowledge Production 391
Aliki Angelidou
New and Old Controversies in Southeast European Epistemics:
Socio-Cultural Anthropology in Post–Cold War Bulgaria 413
Emese Cselényi
Internationalization and Publication Activity
in Hungarian Political Science 440
Zsuzsanna Hanna Biró
An East-West Comparison of Educational Sociology 463
Kinga Pétervári
Legal Professionals in the Legislative Process in Hungary: The Basic Law
of 2011 and the Civil Code of 2013 497

About the authors 523