Curriculum Vitae


born 4th August 1953, in Cardiff, Wales; British and German citizenship; married, two children (b. 1983 and 1985)


Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

Honorary Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Kent, University of Leipzig, and Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg; Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge


Work: Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung

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1964-70           Croesyceiliog Grammar School, Cwmbrân

1971-74           Jesus College, Oxford University

1974                BA Oxon (First Class Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

1974-9             Social Science Research Council Studentship; (subsumes in 1975-7 two years of fieldwork in Hungary, supported by British Council Exchange Scholarship)

1975                Certificate in Social Anthropology, Cambridge University

1979                PhD Cantab (thesis title: ‘The socio-economic structure of a community on the Great Hungarian Plain’)

1979-80           Language Editor, New Hungarian Quarterly, Budapest

1980-84           Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

1984-92           Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences and Social Anthropology

1986-91           Tutor for Advanced Students, Corpus Christi College

1992-9             Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury

1999-               Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

2012-               Sprecher, International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia (ANARCHIE)

2013-7             Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo (0.2)

2018-               Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (re-admission)


Hungary, 1975-77 and intermittently thereafter; Poland, 1978-81, 1988, 1990, 1994-2000, intermittent; Turkey, 1982-3, 1988, 1992-3, 1999, 2003; China (Xinjiang), 1986, 1996, 2005, 2006-7, 2009, 2013


Royal Anthropological Institute; Association of Social Anthropologists; British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies; European Association of Social Anthropologists; German Anthropological Association


JOURNAL: European Journal of Sociology 1999-2016

BOOK SERIES: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia (LIT Verlag)

                        Max Planck Studies in Anthropology and Economy (Berghahn)

ENCYCLOPEDIA: Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Anthropology

                           (Associate Editor with responsibility for Economic Anthropology)


- Welsh Foundation Scholarship, Jesus College, Oxford: 1971-74.

- SSRC Postgraduate Studentships, 1974-5 and 1977-79

- Lazard Scholarship, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1975

- British Council Hungarian Exchange Scholarship, 1975-7             

- Royal Anthropological Institute, Curl Prize Essay, 1991

- Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 1997-9

- Honorary Professor, University of Kent, 1999-

- Honorary Professor, University of Leipzig, 2000-

- Honorary Professor, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, 2000-

- Honorary member of the Hungarian Ethnological Society, 2005-

- Fellow of the World Academy of Rusyn Culture, 2007-

- Ordentliches Mitglied, Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2008-

- Fellow, Institut d’Études Avancées, Nantes, 2013-4

- Royal Anthropological Institute, Rivers Memorial Medal, 2015

- Royal Anthropological Institute, Huxley Memorial Medal, 2019


- ‘Social and organizational aspects of new agricultural specialisation in Turkey’ 1982-4, (ESRC)

- Follow-up study in Northeast Turkey, 1988, (ESRC)

- ‘Culture and economy among the Laz’, 1991-3, (ESRC)

- ‘Narratives, beliefs and values in Chinese Turkestan’, British Academy major research grant, 1993-4.

- ‘The historical and contemporary anthropology of Chinese Turkestan’ (ESRC), research grant, 1994-7 (with Dr. I. Bellér-Hann)

- ‘The politics of religious identity: the Greek Catholics of Central Europe’, 1995-7, (ESRC)

- ‘Kinship and Social Security in Europe’ 2003-2008 (EU, with Günther Schlee)

- ‘Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Bulgaria and Poland’ 2004-2007 (Volkswagen Foundation)

- ‘The Catholic Church and Religious Pluralism in Poland and Lithuania’ 2007-2010 (Volkswagen Foundation)

- ‘Realising Eurasia. Civilisation and Moral Economy in the Twenty-First Century’, (European Research Council, 7th Framework Programme, Advanced Grant, 2014-2020)


Supervising and examining:

Extensive experience supervising and examining doctoral dissertations and Habilitationschriften, in various disciplines; the countries include Azerbaijan (two), Bosnia (two), Bulgaria (three), China (four), Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia (three), Germany (two), Ghana, Greece, Hungary (three), Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan (two), Lebanon, Lithuania (two), Moldova (two), Myanmar, Poland (two), Romania, Russia (five), Slovakia, Spain (two), Tajikistan, Turkey (four), Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam (two).

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC):

From 1989: member of the ‘Society and Politics’ group; steering committee for the ‘East-West Initiative’ and ‘Vienna Centre’ review body; examiner in coursework and research studentship competitions; also consultancy work on ‘thematic priorities’; 1998: member of commissioning panel for ‘One Europe or Many?’ initiative; 2006: panel to select new Centres of Excellence in Area Studies; 2009-2010 : mid-term review of these centres (consultancy).

Advisory Board Membership:

Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, Leipzig (2000-2010);

Collegium Budapest (2000-2003);

Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School (Ljubljana) (2000-2005);

Institut für Sozialanthropologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (2004-2010); Institut für donauschwäbische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Tübingen (2008-2016);

Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin) (2011-2016).

Reviewer of grant applications (selection):

German Research Council; numerous German Foundations (Volkswagen, Thyssen, Gerda Henkel etc); ESRC (Britain); National Science Foundation; EU; National Research Councils in Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Poland; Wenner Gren Foundation.



1980a  Tázlár: a village in Hungary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Changing Cultures series).

1985a  A Village Without Solidarity; Polish peasants in years of crisis, New Haven: Yale University Press.

1990a  Tea and the Domestication of the Turkish State, (SOAS Series in Modern Turkish Studies No. 1), Huntingdon: Eothen Press.

1995a  The Skeleton at the Feast; contributions to East European anthropology, (Canterbury, CSAC Monographs 9).

2000a  Turkish Region; state, market and social identities on the east Black Sea coast, Oxford: James Currey, (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann) (paperback edition 2001; Turkish translation 2003, Iki Buçuk Yaprak Çay, Istanbul: Iletişim).

2000b  (i) Teach Yourself Social Anthropology, London: Hodder and Stoughton. (Polish translation 2008, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego)

           (ii) Discovering  Social Anthropology in Galicia:

2003a  The Postsocialist Agrarian Question: Property Relations and the Rural Condition, Münster: LIT (with the “Property Relations” Group).

2006a  Not the Horse We Wanted! Postsocialism, Neoliberalism and Eurasia, Münster: LIT.

2006b  The Postsocialist Religious Question; Faith and Power in Central Asia and East-Central Europe, Münster: LIT (with the “Civil Religion” Group).

2011a  Economic Anthropology; History, Ethnography, Critique (with Keith Hart), Cambridge: Polity Press. (translated into Italian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, etc)

2015a  人类学的缺位 (Renleixue de quewei; The Theft of Anthropology. Selected contributions on post-socialist transformation from anthropological perspectives). Beijing: Minzu University Press.

2019a   Repatriating Polanyi. Market Society in the Visegrád states. Budapest: Central European University Press.

2020a  The Great Dispossesssion. Uyghurs Between Civilizations. Berlin: LIT (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann).

2. EDITED VOLUMES/Special Issues

1990b  Market Economy and Civil Society in Hungary, London: Frank Cass.

1993a  Socialism: ideals, ideologies and local practice, (ASA Monographs No. 31), London: Routledge.

1994a  When History Accelerates; essays on rapid social change, complexity and creativity, London: Athlone.

1996a  Civil Society: challenging western models, (EASA Monographs series) London: Routledge; (with E. Dunn).

1998a  Property Relations: renewing the anthropological tradition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2000c  Tradition and Identity; interviews among the Ukrainian minority in Przemyśl, Przemyśl: PWIN. (with S. Stępień, in Polish; second edition 2006).

2002a  Postsocialism: ideals, ideologies and practices in Eurasia, London: Routledge (German translation, Postsozialismus, Frankfurt am Main, Campus).

2005a  Galicia: a multicultured land, (with Paul Robert Magocsi) Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2005b  Studying Peoples in the People’s Democracies. Socialist Era Anthropology in East-Central Europe, (with Mihály Sárkány and Peter Skalnik), Münster: LIT.

2005c  Property Relations; the Halle Focus Group, 2000-2005, Halle: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

2009a  Market and Society: The Great Transformation today (with Keith Hart) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

2010a  Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective (with Hermann Goltz) Berkeley: University of California Press.

2010b  Religion, Identities, Postsocialism; the Halle Focus Group, 2003-2010, Halle: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

2013    The Anthropological Field on the Margins of Europe, 1945-1991. (with Alexandar Bošković) Berlin: LIT.

2015b  Economy and Ritual. Studies of Postsocialist Transformations. (with Stephen Gudeman) New York: Berghahn.

2015c  Oikos and Market. Explorations in Self-Sufficiency after Socialism. (with Stephen Gudeman) New York: Berghahn.

2018a   Industrial Labor On the Margins of Capitalism. Precarity, Class and the Neoliberal Subject. (with Jonathan Parry) New York: Berghahn.

2018b   Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis. Eurasian Explorations. (with Johann P. Arnason) New York: State University of New York Press.

2018c  Realising Eurasia. Empire and Connectivity during Three Millennia. Special Issue of Comparativ, Vol. 28, No.4.

2020b  Financialization. Relational Approaches. (with Don Kalb) New York: Berghahn.


1979    ‘A frontier community on the Great Plain’, New Hungarian Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 74, pp. 116-22.

1980b  ‘Rural change in Hungary and Poland’, Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 6, Nos. 1-2, pp. 142-60.

1980c  ‘Tázlár: the frontier community today’, New Hungarian Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 78, pp. 139-48.

1982    ‘Kisüzemi gazdálkodás Tázláron a hetvenes években’, (Small-scale farming in Tázlár in the 1970s), Ethnographia, Vol. 92, No. 1, pp. 33-72.

1985b  ‘Rural transformation on the east Black Sea coast of Turkey: a note on Keyder’, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 101-10.

1986    ‘Notes from a Medical College’, Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 104-8.

1988    ‘Christianity’s internal frontier: Uniates in south-east Poland’, Anthropology Today, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 9-13.

1990c  ‘Socialism and King Stephen’s right hand’, Religion in Communist Lands, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 4-24.

1990d  ‘Second economy and civil society’, Journal of Communist Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 21-44.

1990e  ‘Second thoughts on smallholders: tea production, the state and social differentiation in the Rize region’, New Perspectives on Turkey, Vol. 4, pp. 57-79.

1991a  ‘Notes on the transition in Tázlár’, Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 15, No.3, pp.1-21.

1992a  ‘Radical functionalism: the life and work of Karl Polanyi’, Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 17, pp.141-66.

1992b  ‘Samovars and sex on Turkey’s Russian markets’, Anthropology Today, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 3-6. (with Ildikó Hann).

1993b  ‘Religion and nationality in central Europe: the case of the Uniates’, Ethnic Studies, Vol. 10, pp. 201-13.

1993c  ‘Culture and anti-culture: the spectre of Orientalism in new anthropological writing on Turkey’, Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 223-43.

1993d  ‘From production to property: decollectivization and the family-land relationship in contemporary Hungary’, Man, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 299-320 (Curl Prize Essay; reprinted in Martha Mundy (ed.) Law and Anthropology, The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory (2nd Series), Aldershot: Dartmouth, 2002, pp. 401-22).

1993e  ‘From comrades to lawyers: continuity and change in local political culture in rural Hungary’, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 75-104.

1993f   ‘Elvtársaktól jogászokig; szociálantropológiai jegyzet a rendszerváltásról’, Valóság, Vol. 28, No.3, pp. 26-37. (NB: this is a Hungarian version of two overlapping papers, 1991a and 1993e).

1994b  ‘Sources of Identity in the Laz Region’, Turkish Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 54-7.

1994c  ‘After Communism; reflections on East European anthropology and the transition’, Social Anthropology, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 229-49.

1995b  ‘Strong States Subverted: the dialectics of social engineering in Hungary and Turkey’, Daedalus, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 133-53.

1996b  ‘Ethnic Cleansing in Eastern Europe: Poles and Ukrainians beside the Curzon Line’, Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 2, No. 3., pp. 389-406.

1996c  ‘”It’s out there, like Mount Everest”: thoughts on the Gellner legacy’, Cambridge Anthropology, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 35-49.

1997a  ‘The Nation-State, Religion and Uncivil Society; two perspectives from the periphery’, Daedalus Vol. 126, No. 2, pp. 27-45.

1998b  ‘Drama Postkomunismy’ Ludyna i Svit  No.4, pp. 9-14 (in Ukrainian).

1998c  ‘Religion, Trade and Trust in South East Poland, Religion, State and Society Vol. 26, Nos. 3-4, pp. 235-50.

1998d  ‘Postsocialist Nationalism: rediscovering the past in South East Poland’, Slavic Review Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 840-63.

1998e  ‘Ukrainian Epiphany in Poland’, Ethnologia Europaea Vol. 28, pp. 151-68.

1999a  ‘Peasants in an era of freedom; property and market economy in southern Xinjiang’, Inner Asia Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 195-219.

1999b  ‘Peasants and Officials in Southern Xinjiang; subsistence, supervision and subversion’, Zeitschrift für Ethnologie Vol. 124, pp. 1-32 (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann).

2000d  ‘Problems with the (de)privatisation of religion’, Anthropology Today, Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 14-20. (reprinted in Bryan S. Turner (ed.) Secularization, London, Sage, 2010).

2001a  ‘From Volksgeist to radical humanism: value and culture in economic anthropology’, Reviews in Anthropology, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-30.

2001b  ‘Mazlum olan kim? Rize’de cay üreticeleri örnegi’, Toplum ve Bilim 88: 55-68. (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann)

2001c  ‘The plight of the eastern east’, The Times Literary Supplement, 5118 (May 4th): 14-5.

2001d  ‘Gellner’s Structural-Functional-Culturalism’, Czech Sociological Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 173-81.

2003b  ‘Creeds, Cultures and the Witchery of Music’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 223-39.

2003c  ‘Civil Society: the sickness, not the cure?’ Social Evolution & History Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 34-54.

2003d  ‘Is Balkan Civil Society an Oxymoron? From Königsberg to Sarajevo, via Przemyśl’, Ethnologia Balkanica Vol. 7, pp. 63-78.

2004a  ‘Modell der Toleranz und Ökumene?’ Ost-West-Gegeninformationen Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 3-9.

2004b  ‘Eine neue black box? Kommentar zu Ulrich Witt: Beharrung und Wandel – ist      wirtschaftliche Evolution theoriefähig?’, Erwägen, Wissen, Ethik Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 64-7.

2004c  ‚Die Kosten der neuen Zivilgesellschaft im ländlichen Osteuropa’, Sociologus Vol. 54,      No. 1, pp. 79-95.

2004d  ‚Endlich Eurasien!’, Berliner Debatte Initial Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 60-8.

2004e  ‚Le regard éloigné: Eurasia in the perspective of Jack Goody’, Archives Européennes de Sociologie Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 403-10.

2005d  Eurázsia antropológiája Eurázsiában’, Korunk Vol. 16, No. 8, pp. 20-33. (English version: The Anthropology of Eurasia in Eurasia. In Peter Skalník (ed.), Anthropology of Europe; teaching and research, pp. 51-66. Prague: Set Out.)

2005e  ‘Reply to Michał Buchowski’, The Anthropology of East Europe Review Vol. 23. No.1, pp. 194-7.

2005f   ‘Memory Tracks: state, nation and everyday life in 1970s Budapest’, Berliner Osteuropa- Info No. 23, pp. 17-23.

2006c  ‚Ostmitteleuropa in Europa und Europa in Ostmitteleuropa. Der Fall Ungarn in ethnologischer Perspektive. In: Themenportal Europäische Geschichte (2006), URL: (H-Soz-u-Kult-Themenschwerpunkt „Zur Europäizität des östlichen Europa” pp. 56-60).

2006d  ‘Propertization und ihre Gegentendenzen: Beispiele aus ländlichen Gebieten Europas’, Comparativ, Vol. 16, Nos. 5-6, pp. 84-98.

2007a  ‚Weder nach dem Revolver noch dem Scheckbuch, sondern nach dem Rotstift greifen: Plädoyer eines Ethnologen für die Abschaffung des Kulturbegriffs’, Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 125-34 (+ Repliken und Gegenantwort, pp. 135-46).

2007b  ‘A New Double Movement? Anthropological perspectives on property in the age of neoliberalism’, Socio-Economic Review Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 287-318.

2007c  ‘Rozmanité casové rámce antropologie a její budoucnost ve strední a východní Evrope’, Sociologický casopis Vol. 43, No.1, pp. 15- 30 (+ Discussion and reply, pp. 149-220). (‘The multiple temporalities of anthropology and its future in Central and Eastern Europe’ - English original available as a Working Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (No. 90); also in Bulgarian in Bulgarska Ethnologia 2007, Vol. 33, Nos. 3-4, pp. 96-112.); also in Chinese, 2012. Renleixue de duoyuan shijianxing jiqi zai zhong’ou dong’ou de weilai. (Translated into Chinese by Zhu Pengcheng). In Zhongguo minsuxue (The Annual of Folkloristics in China), vol. 1, pp. 324-340.)

2007d  ‘Comparative social structure or local folk culture? Towards a unified anthropological tradition in Eurasia’, Lietuvos Etnologija Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.11-30.

2007e  ‘The anthropology of Christianity per se’, Archives Européennes de Sociologie Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 391-418.

2007f   ‘Reconciling Anthropologies’, Anthropology Today, Vol. 23, No.6, pp. 17-9.

2008a  ‘Reproduction and Inheritance: Goody Revisited’, Annual Review of Anthropology Vol. 37, pp. 145-58.

2009b  ‘The Theft of Anthropology’, Theory, Culture and Society Vol. 26, Nos. 7-8, pp. 126-47.

2009c  ‘Realigning religion and power in Central Asia: Islam, nation-state and (post)socialism’ (with Mathijs Pelkmans) Europe-Asia Studies Vol. 61, No. 9, pp. 1517-41.

2009d  ‘Does ethnic cleansing work? The case of South-east Poland’, Cambridge Anthropology Vol. 29. No. 1, pp. 1-25.

2009e  ‘Narrative: of conferences and conflicts’ Anthropology Today Vol. 25. No. 6, pp. 20-3.

2009f   ‘Poznań manifesto; for a public anthropology in the European public sphere’ EASA Newsletter 50, pp. 6-9.

2009g  ‘Miestne poznanie? Dunajské vízie kaptalizmun od Polanyiho po Kornaia’. OS – Občianska spoločnost’ 3/ 2009, pp. 98-108.

2010c  ‘“Die Sváben und die Tóten sind ausgestorben!“ Über Stereotypen und „Kulturen“ im ländlichen Ungarn’ Danubiana Carpathica (Sonderheft: „Historische Regionen und ethnisches Gruppenbewusstsein in Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa“, ed. Josef Wolf) Vol. 3-4, Nos. 50-51, pp.  471-97.

2010d  ‘Tattered canopies across Eurasia: new combinations of the religious, the secular, and the (ethno-)national after socialism’ Cargo Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2, pp. 4-26.

2011b  ‘Smith in Beijing, Stalin in Urumchi: ethnicity, political economy and violence in Xinjiang, 1759-2009’ Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology No. 60, pp. 108-23.

2011c  ‘Moral Dispossession’  InterDisciplines Vol. 2, No. 2., pp. 11-37; [and Reply to a comment by Stefan Merl, pp. 46-51].

2011d  ‘Eastern Christianity and Western Social Theory’ Erfurter Vorträge zur Kulturgeschichte des Orthodoxen Christentums 10. (pp. 35)

2011e  ‘Back to civilization’, Anthropology Today Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 1-2.

2012a  ‘Personhood, Christianity, Modernity’, Anthropology of This Century, Issue 3.

2012b  ‘The Europe trap’  Lud XCVI: 31-49.

2012c  ‘Civilizational analysis for beginners’, Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology No. 62: 113-21.

2012d  ‘Universalismus hinterfragen, Eigentumsbegriffe hinterfragen: Ursprünge der Wirtschaftsethnologie im Leipziger Raum‘, Comparativ 22 (2): 126-36.

2012e  ‘Faltering dialogue. For a doubly rooted cosmopolitan anthropology’ Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology No. 63: 39-51.

2012f   ‘Transition, Tradition, and Nostalgia; Postsocialist Transformations in a Comparative Framework’, Collegium Antropologicum 36 (4): 1119-1128.

2012g  ‘Humans and their hierarchies: cosmological and social’, Archives européennes de sociologie 53 (3): 315-22.

2013b  ‘The Uncertain Consequences of the Socialist Pursuit of Certainty: The Case of Uyghur Villagers in Eastern Xinjiang, China’, Antipoda Vol. 17, pp. 79-105.

2013c  ‘Levels of parochialism. Welsh-Eurasian perspectives on a German-European debate’, Comparativ Vol. 23, Nos. 4-5, pp. 122-35.

2013d  ‘Merre forog az idő kereke Tázláron (és a társadalomnéprajzban)?’, Eszmélet Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 167-185.

2013e  ‘Sad socialisms and even sadder postsocialisms’, in Androgógia és Művelődés Elmélet Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11-18.

2013f   ‘Onions, Homesteads and Ingratitude: the life and times of a populist-socialist intellectual’, in Androgógia és Művelődés Elmélet Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 119-26.

2013g  ‘Still an awkward class: Central European post-peasants at home and abroad in the era of neoliberalism’, Praktyka Teoreticzna Vol. 3, No. 9.

2014a  ‘Evolution, institutions, and human well-being; perspectives from a critical social anthropology’, Journal of Bioeconomics Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 61-70.

2014b  ‘After the Euro, the Avra’ Soundings No. 56: 123-36. Republished in Eurozine, 5th May.

2014c  ‘Imperative Eurasia’ Anthropology Today Vol 30, No. 4, pp. 1-2.

2014d  ‘Market Socialisms Compared: implications of the Hungarian experience for contemporary  Vietnam’, Dan Toc Hoc 3 (186): 84-93. (in Vietnamese)

2014e  ‘The heart of the matter: materialities, modernities and Christian civilization’ Current Anthropology, Supplement on The Anthropology of Christianity: Unity, Diversity, New Directions, ed. Joel Robbins and Naomi Haynes, Vol. 55 (Supp. 10): S182-92.

2014f   ‘The economistic fallacy and forms of integration during and after socialism’, Economy and Society Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 626-49.

2014g  ‘Truculent and marginal continent: the parlous condition of Europe in Eurasia’, European Journal of Sociology Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 458-63.

2015d  ‘After ideocracy and civil society: Gellner, Polanyi and the new peripheralization of central Europe’, Thesis Eleven 128 (1): 41-55.

2015e  ‘Goody, Polanyi and Eurasia: an unfinished project in comparative historical economic anthropology’, History and Anthropology 26 (3): 308-20.

2015f   ‘Backwardness revisited: time, space and civilization in rural Eastern Europe’ Comparative Studies in Society and History 57 (4): 881-911.

2015g  ‘The fragility of Europe’s Willkommenskultur’. Anthropology Today 31 (6): 1-2. (Chinese translation in Caixin Weekly, 2017)

2015h   ‘Declining Europe: Reply to Alessandro Testa’. The Anthropology of East Europe Review 33 (2): 89-93.

2016a   ‘A concept of Eurasia’ Current Anthropology 57 (1): 1-27 (including critical symposium) (Chinese translation and Comment from K. Pomeranz, China Scholarship, zhongguo xueshu 中国学术  Vol.14 (2): 5-36 (2019))

2016b  ‘Cucumbers and courgettes: rural workfare and the new double movement in Hungary’, Intersections 2 (2): 38-56.

2016c   ‘Overheated Underdogs: Civilizational Analysis and Migration on the Danube-Tisza Interfluve’, History and Anthropology 27 (5): 602-16.

2016d   ‘The Wisłok project, 1978-1985’, Lud C: 83-92.

2016e    ‘Actually exiting socialism’, Arena 142: 42-5.

2016f    ‘Can The Gift be sponsored?’ Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22 (4): 984-89.

2016g    ‘Stocks in trilingual polymath rising steeply’ (Review Essay) Sociopolis, 1st November:

2017a    ‘The Anthropocene and anthropology. Micro and macro perspectives’, European Journal of Social Theory 20 (1): 183-96. (DOI: 10.1177/1368431016649362).

2017b   ‘Embeddedness and Effervescence: Political Economy and Community Sociality through a Century of Transformations in Rural Hungary’ Ethnologie française, 47 (3): 543-53.

2017c    ‘Reflections on an Anglophone academic sect’ The Australian Journal of Anthropology 28(2): 242-7.  (DOI:10.1111/taja.12239)

2017d    ‘Migration und Integration aus der Perspektive der Visgrád-Staaten und -Gesellschaften. In Debatte 18: 59-66. (Berlin: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)

2017e     ‘Making sense of Eurasia. Reflections on Max Weber and Jack Goody’. New Literary History 48 (4): 685–699.

2017f     ‘Kínai biciklik, német autók és vidéki magyar közösségek’. Eszmélet 116: 151-66.

2017g    ‘Whose moods? Anthropologists in a bubble’ Comment on John Borneman and Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, “The concept of Stimmung: From indifference to xenophobia in Germany’s refugee crisis.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 7 (3): 157-51.

2017h   ‘Long Live Eurasian Civ! Towards a new confluence of anthropology and world history’. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 142 (2): 225-44.

2017i    ‘John Rankine Goody 1919-2015’ in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy: XVI: 456-81.

2017j    ‘Multiscalar narrative identities : individual and nation, Europe and Eurasia’ Politeja 49 (4): 15-36. DOI:

2018d     ‘Moral(ity and) Economy. Work, Workfare and Fairness in Provincial Hungary’ European Journal of Sociology 59 (2): 225-54.

2018e     ‘Marketization and development on a European periphery: From peasant oikos to socialism and neoliberal capitalism on the Danube-Tisza interfluve’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space  (online publication in June 2018); published in 2020, Vol. 52(1) 200–215.

2018f   ‘Ritual and Economy. From Mutual Embedding to Nonprofit Festivalization in Provincial Hungary’. Lithuanian Journal of Ethnology/ Lietuvos etnologija: socialinės antropologijos ir etnologijos studijos. 18 (27), 9–34.

2018g   ‘Preface: Recognizing Eurasia’ Comparativ 28 (4): 7–13.

2018h  ‘Eurasian Dynamics: From Agrarian Axiality to the Connectivities of the Capitalocene’ Comparativ 28 (2): 14-27.

2019b   ‘Anthropology and populism’ Anthropology Today 35 (1): 1–2.

2019c  ‘Multiple Pasts for a Troubled Present. The Case of Hungary’ Bulletin of the Independent Social Research Foundation XVIII: 33–8.

2019d    ‘A Betrayal by the Intellectuals’ Eurozine:

2019e    ‘Threats to Regional Identity: From Atheist Communists to the Virgin Mary’ Nationalities Papers 47 (3): 526–529. doi: 10.1017/nps.2019.6

2019f    ‘Zsákutcából zsákutcába? A rendszerváltás Kiskunhalason – Polányi szemével’, Eszmélet 123: 55-65.

 2019g    ‘The Road to Populism’, Global Dialogue Vol 9, No. 3.

2019h    ‘The seductions of Europe and the solidarities of Eurasia’ Lud 103: 31-47. DOI:

2019i    ‘Resilience and Transformation in Provincial Political Economy: From Market Socialism to Market Populism in Hungary, 1970s—2010s’ Cargo 16 (1-2): 1-23.

2020c    ‘In Search of Civil Society: From Peasant Populism to Postpeasant Illiberalism in Provincial Hungary’ Social Science Information 59 (3): 459-83. DOI: 10.1177/0539018420950189

2021    ‘Revisiting Diffusion: Power, Personhood and the Post in Eurasia’ (Review article) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute


1983    ‘Progress toward collectivized agriculture in Tázlár, 1949-78’, in Marida Hollos and Bela C. Maday (eds.), New Hungarian Peasants: an east central European experience with collectivization, (East European Monographs No. 134), New York: Brooklyn College Press, pp. 69-92.

1987a  ‘The politics of anthropology in Eastern Europe’, in Anthony Jackson (ed.), Anthropology at Home, (ASA Monographs 25), London: Tavistock, pp. 139-53.

1987b  ‘Worker-peasants in the three worlds’, in Teodor Shanin (ed.), Peasants and Peasant Societies, (Second Edition), Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 114-20.

1990f   ‘Introduction’, in C. M. Hann (ed.), Market Economy and Civil Society in Hungary, London: Frank Cass, pp. 1-20.

1991b  ‘Ethnic games in Xinjiang: anthropological approaches’, in Shirin Akiner (ed.), Cultural Change and Continuity in Central Asia, London: Kegan Paul International, pp. 218-36.

1992c  ‘Civil society at the grassroots: a reactionary view’, in Paul G. Lewis (ed.), Democracy and Civil Society in Eastern Europe, London: Macmillan, pp. 152-65.

1992d  ‘Market principle, market-place and the transition in Eastern Europe’, in Roy Dilley (ed.), Contesting Markets: analyses of ideology, discourse and practice, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 244-59.

1993g  ‘Introduction: social anthropology and socialism’, in C. M. Hann (ed.), Socialism: ideals, ideologies and local practice, (ASA Monographs No. 31), London: Routledge, pp. 1-26.

1993h  ‘The sexual division of labour in Lazistan’, in Paul Stirling (ed.), Culture and Economy: changes in Turkish villages, Huntingdon: The Eothen Press, pp. 126-39.

1993i   ‘Property relations in the new Eastern Europe; the case of specialist cooperatives in Hungary’, in Minka Desoto and David G. Anderson (eds.), The Curtain Rises: rethinking culture, ideology and the state in Eastern Europe, New York: Humanities Press, pp. 99-119.

1994d  ‘Fast forward: the Great Transformation globalized’, in C. M. Hann (ed.), When History Accelerates; essays on rapid social change, complexity and creativity, London: Athlone, pp. 1-22.

1995c  ‘Ferenc Erdei, Antal Vermes and the struggle for balance in rural Hungary’ In David A. Kideckel (ed.), East-Central European Communities: the struggle for balance in turbulent times, Oxford: Westview, pp.101-15.

1995d  ‘Intellectuals, ethnic groups and nations: two late twentieth century cases’ In Sukumar Periwal (ed.), Notions of Nationalism, Budapest: Central European University Press, pp. 106-28.

1995e  ‘Philosophers’ models on the Carpathian lowlands’, in John A. Hall (ed.), Civil Society; theory, history, comparison, Cambridge: Polity, pp. 158-82.

1996c  ‘Gellner on Malinowski: words and things in Central Europe’, in John A. Hall and Ian Jarvie (eds.), The Social Philosophy of Ernest Gellner, Amsterdam, Rodopi, pp. 45-64.

1996d  ‘Political society and civil anthropology’, in Chris Hann and Elizabeth Dunn (eds.), Civil Society: challenging western models, London: Routledge (proceedings of workshop at 3rd EASA conference, Oslo, June 1994), pp. 1-26.

1996e  ‘Land tenure and citizenship in Tázlár’, in Ray Abrahams (ed.), After Socialism: land reform and rural social change in Eastern Europe, Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 23-49.

1997b  ‘Ethnicity in the new civil society: Lemko-Ukrainians in Poland’, in László Kürti and Juliet Feldman (eds.), Beyond Borders: remaking cultural identities in the new East and Central Europe, Boulder, Col.: Westview, pp. 17-38.

1997c  ‘Ethnicity, language and politics in northeast Turkey’, in Hans Vermeulen and Cora Govers (eds.), The Politics of Ethnic Consciousness, London: Macmillan, pp. 121-56.

1998f   ‘Foreword’, in Frances Pine and Susan Bridger (eds.), Surviving Post-Socialism; local strategies and regional responses in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, London: Routledge, pp. x-xiv.

1998g  ‘Introduction: the embeddedness of property’, in C. M. Hann (ed.), Property Relations; renewing the anthropological tradition, Cambridge: CUP, pp. 1-47.

1998h  ‘Markets, Muslims and morality in northeast Turkey’, in Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan (eds.), Border Cultures: nation and state at International boundaries, Cambridge: CUP, pp. 237-63. (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann).

1998i   ‘Nationalism and civil society in Central Europe: from Ruritania to the Carpathian Euroregion’, in John A. Hall (ed.), The State of the Nation: Ernest Gellner and the theory of nationalism, Cambridge: CUP, pp. 243-57.

1998j   ‘Przedmowa’ and ‘Grekokatolicy w Przemyślu i regionie w świetle antropologii spolecznej’ in Stanisław Stępień (ed.), Katolickie Unie Koscielne w Europie Srodkowej i Wschodniej – Idea a Rzeczywistość, Przemyśl: PWIN (in Polish, Vol. 4 in series Polska-Ukraina: 1000 Lat Sąsiedztwa), pp. 7-8 and 425-50.

1999c  ‘Die Bauern und das Land. Eigentumsrechte in sozialistischen und postsozialistischen Staatssystemen im Vergleich’, in Hannes Siegrist and David Sugarman (eds.) Eigentum im internationalen Vergleich. 18.-20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, pp. 161-84;

1999d  ‘Lifting the lid on local politics in Przemyśl’, in Birgit Müller (ed.), Power and Institutional Change in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, Canterbury: CSAC Monographs 14, pp. 169-85.

1999e  ‘Foreword: on nation(alitie)s in general, and one potential nation(ality) in particular’, in Paul Robert Magocsi, Of the Making of Nationalities There is No End, New York: Columbia University Press (East European Monographs series), pp. xiii-xxxvii.

2000e  ‚Echte Bauern, Stachanowiten und die Lilien auf dem Felde:  Arbeit und Zeit aus sozialanthropologischer Perspektive’ in Jürgen Kocka und Claus Offe (Hg.), Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit, Frankfurt: Campus, pp. 23-53.

2000f   ‘Preface’ in C. M. Hann and Stanisław Stępień (eds.), Tradition and Identity; interviews among the Ukrainian minority in Przemyśl, Przemyśl: PWIN. (in Polish)

2000g  ‘Culture and Civilization in Central Europe; a critique of Huntington’s theses’ in Werner Konitzer and Kristian Bosselmann-Cyran (eds.), Ein erweitertes Europa verstehen/Understanding an Enlarged Europe, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang/Europa-Universität Viadrina, pp. 99-120.

2000h  ‚Zivilgesellschaft oder Citizenship? Skeptische Überlegungen eines Ethnologen’ in Manfred Hildermeier, Jürgen Kocka und Christoph Conrad (Hg.), Europäische Zivilgesellschaft in Ost und West. Begriff, Geschichte, Chancen, Frankfurt am Main: Campus, pp. 85-109.

2001e  ‘Problems with Religion and Nationalism in Przemyśl’ in Michał Buchowski, Edouard Conte and Carole Nagengast, eds., Poland Beyond Communism. 'Transition' in Critical Perspective, Fribourg: University Press, pp. 71-89.

2001f   ‘Być Ukraincem w Polsce. Głosy z podzielonego miasta’ in Aldona Jawlowska (ed.), Wokół problemów tożsamoci, Warszawa: LTW, pp. 182-207.

2002b  ‚Farewell to the socialist ‘other’’, first part (pp. 1-11) of ‘Introduction: postsocialism as a topic of anthropological investigation’, in Hann (ed.) 2002a (with C. Humphrey and K. Verdery), pp. 1-28.

2002c  ‚Fieldwork in East-Central Europe and Fieldwork among the Ethnowissenschaftler’ in Konrad Köstlin, Peter Niedermüller and Herbert Nikitsch (eds.), Die Wende als Wende? Orientierungen Europäischer Ethnologien nach 1989, (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für europäische Ethnologie der Universität Wien, Band 23). Wien: Institut für europäische Ethnologie, pp. 122-34.

2002d  ‘All Kulturvölker Now? Social Anthropological Reflections on the German-American Tradition’, in Richard G. Fox and Barbara J. King (eds.), Anthropology Beyond Culture, Oxford: Berg, pp. 259-76.

2002e  ‘Political Ideologies; socialism and its discontents’ in Jeremy MacClancy (ed.), Exotic No More: anthropology on the front lines, Chicago: Chicago University Press, pp. 86-98.

2002f   ‘The Development of Polish Civil Society and the Experience of the Greek Catholic Minority’ in Peter G. Danchin and Elizabeth A. Cole (eds.), Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe, New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 437-54.

2002g  ‘Understanding Postsocialism; New Property Relationships and their Consequences’ in Bojan Baskar and Irena Weber (eds.), MESS, Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School, Vol. 4, pp. 49-68, Ljubljana: Filozofska Fakulteta.

2003e  ‘Introduction: the moral economy of decollectivisation’ in Chris Hann and the ‘Property Relations’ group, The Postsocialist Agrarian Question; property relations and the rural condition, Münster: LIT, pp. 1-46.

2003f   ‘The Great Transformation in Rural Hungary; property, life strategies and living standards’ in Chris Hann and the ‘Property Relations’ group, The Postsocialist Agrarian Question; property relations and the rural condition, Münster: LIT, pp. 117-42. (with Mihály Sárkány)

2004f   ‘The cartography of copyright cultures versus the proliferation of public properties’ in Erich Kasten (ed.), Properties of Culture; Culture as Property, Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, pp. 289-304.

2004g  ‘In the Church of Civil Society’ in Marlies Glasius, David Lewis and Hakan Seckinelgin (eds.) Exploring Civil Society: Political and Cultural Contexts, London: Routledge, pp. 44-50.

2004h  ‘Két tudományág összemosódása? Néprajz és szociálantropológia a szocialista és posztszocialista időszakokban’ in Balázs Borsos, Zsuzsa Szarvas and Gábor Vargyas (eds.), Fehéren, feketén. Varsánytól Rititiig. Tanulmányok Sárkány Mihály tiszteletére, Budapest: L’Harmattan, pp. 45-63.

2004i   ‘Wine, Sand and Socialism: Some Enduring Effects of Hungary’s ‘Flexible’ Model of Collectivization’, in Martin Petrick  and Peter Weingarten (eds.), The Role of Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Rural Development: engine of change or social buffer?, Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Halle (Saale): IAMO, pp. 192-208.

2004j   ‘Landwirtschaftsgenossenschaften, Langfristrechte und Legitimation; eine Fallstudie aus Ungarn’ in Julia M. Eckert (ed.), Anthropologie der Konflikte; Georg Elwerts konflikttheoretische Thesen in der Diskussion, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 217-30.

2005g  ‘The Limits of Galician Syncretism: Pluralism, Multiculturalism and the Two Catholicisms’ in Chris Hann and Paul Robert Magocsi (eds.), Galicia: a multicultured land, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 210-37.

2005h  ‘Über Kulturen, Wissenschaftskulturen und die Biographien individueller Ethnologen’ in Katja Geisenhainer and Katharina Lange (eds.), Bewegliche Horizonte; Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Bernhard Streck, Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, pp. 445-58.

2005i   ‘Introduction: collisions and continuities in an essentially contested field’ (with Mihály Sárkány and Peter Skalnik) in Chris Hann, Mihály Sárkány and Peter Skalnik (eds.), Studying Peoples in the People’s Democracies; Socialist Era Anthropology in East-Central Europe, Münster: Lit, pp. 1-20.

2005j   ‘Utóparasztok a Futóhomokon: az ‘egyszerűbb’ mezőgazdasági szövetkezetek bonyolult társadalmi öröksége’ in Gyöngyi Schwarcz, Zsuzsa Szarvas and Miklós Szilágyi (eds.), Utóparaszti hagyományok és modernizációs törekvések a magyar vidéken, Budapest: MTA Néprajzi Kutatóintézet / MTA Társadalomkutatóintézet, pp. 19-36.

2005k  ‚Tradition, sozialer Wandel, Evolution: Defizite in der sozialanthropologischen Tradition’ in Hansjörg Siegenthaler (ed.), Rationalität im Prozess kultureller Evolution; Rationalitätsunterstellungen als eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit substantieller Rationalität des Handelns, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (Die Einheit der Gesellschaftswissenschaft Band 132), pp. 283-301.

2005l   ‚Property’ in James G. Carrier (ed.), A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 110-24.

2005m ‘Postsocialist societies’ in James G. Carrier (ed.), A Handbook of Economic Anthropology, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 547-57.

2005n  ‘The anthropology of Eurasia in Eurasia’ in Peter Skalník (ed.), Anthropology of Europe; teaching and research (Prague Studies in Sociocultural Anthropology 3), Prague: Set-Out, pp. 51-66.

2005o  ‘Religia społeczna a postsocjalistyczne społeczeństwo obywatelskie. Jak powiązać skalę mikro i makro w antropologii społecznej?’ in Anna Zadrozynska and Jerzy Wasilewski (eds.), Horyzonty Antropologii Kultury na wiele sposobów przez badaczy opisane i Profesor Zofii Sokolewicz ofiarowane, Warszawa: DiG, pp. 329-44.

2006e  ‘Social anthropological reflections on citizenship’ in François Ruegg, Calin Rus and Rudolf Poledna (eds.), Interculturalism and Discrimination in Romania. Policies, Practices, Identities and Representations, Münster: LIT, pp. 29-44.

2006f   ‘Between East and West: Greek Catholic icons and cultural boundaries’ in David Olson and Michael Coleman (eds.), Technology, Literacy and the Evolution of Society: Implications of the work of Jack Goody, New York: Erlbaum, pp. 73-100.

2006g  ‘The Gift and Reciprocity: Perspectives from Economic Anthropology’ in Serge Kolm and Jean Mercier Ythier (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 207-23.

2006h  ‘Peripheral Populations and the Dilemmas of Multiculturalism: The Lemkos and the Lazi Revisited’ in Bogdan Horbal, Patricia A. Krafcik and Elaine Rusinko (eds), Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Neighbours; Essays in Honor of Paul Robert Magocsi, Fairfax, VA.: Eastern Christian Publications, pp. 185-202.

2006i   ‘Introduction: Faith, Power and Civility after Socialism’, in Chris Hann and the “Civil Religion” Group, The Postsocialist Religious Question; Faith and Power in Central Asia and East-Central Europe, pp. 1-26.

2006j   ‘Central and Eastern Europe’ in Gerard Delanty and Krishan Kumar (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Nations and Nationalism, London: Sage, pp. 399-409.

2007g  ‚Die Griechisch-Katholischen Heute. Eine ethnologische Perspektive’ in Hans-Christian Maner and Norbert Spannenberger (Hg.) Konfessionelle Identität und nationales Engagement. Die griechisch-katholischen Kirchen in Ostmitteleuropa im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 79-101.

2008b  ‘Central European Cocktails; Malinowski, Gellner and Herderian Cosmopolitanism’ in Pnina Werbner (ed.), Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism; rooted, feminist and vernacular perspectives (ASA Monographs series, Oxford: Berg). pp. 69-84.

2008c  ‘Interterethnisches Vertrauen in Südostpolen; eine Fallstudie aus sozialanthropologischer Sicht’ in John E. Eidson (ed.), Anthropologische Forschungsansätze in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, Leipzig: Universitätsverlag, pp. 171-97.

2008d  ‘Preface’ in Stéphanie Mahieu and Vlad Naumescu (eds), Churches In-Between; Greek Catholic Churches in postsocialist Europe, Berlin: LIT Verlag, pp. vii-xi.

2009h  ‘The Rooted Anthropologies of East-Central Europe’ in Harry G. West and Parvathi Raman (eds.), Enduring Socialism: explorations of revolution and transformation, restoration and continuation, Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 214-30.

2009i   ‘Introduction: Learning from Polanyi, 1’ in Chris Hann and Keith Hart  (eds.), Market and Society: The Great Transformation revisited (with Keith Hart) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-16.

2009j   ‘Embedded socialism? Land, labour, and money in eastern Xinjiang’ in Chris Hann and Keith Hart (eds.), Market and Society: The Great Transformation today Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 256-71.

2009k  ‘From Ethnographic Group to Sub-sub-ethnicity: Lemko-Rusyn-Ukrainians in Postsocialist Poland’ in Elaine Rusinko (ed.) Committing Community: Carpatho-Rusyn Studies as an Emerging Scholarly Discipline. New York: Columbia University Press (East European Monographs 747), pp. 175-88.

2010e  ‘Moral economy’ in Keith Hart, Jean-Louis Laville and Antonio David Cattani (eds.), The Human Economy; A Citizen’s Guide. Cambridge: Polity, pp. 187-98.

2010f   ‘Class, Clans and Moral Economy in Rural Eurasia’, in François Ruegg and Andrea Boscoboink (eds.), From Palermo to Penang. A Journey into Political Anthropology (Festschrift for Christian Giordano), Fribourg: University of Fribourg Press, pp. 195-204.

2010g  ‘Broken chains and moral lazarets: the politicization, juridification and commodification of religion after socialism’ in C. Hann (ed), Religion, Identities, Postsocialism; the Halle Focus Group, 2003-2010, Halle: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, pp. 3-21.

2010h  ‘Introduction: the other Christianity?’ (with Hermann Goltz) in Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz (eds), Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective, Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-29.

2011f   ‘Ostchristentum und westliche Sozialtheorie’ ‘in Anna Briskina-Müller and Armenuhi Drost-Abgarjan (eds), LOGOS und DIALOGOS Konfessionskunde der Orthodoxen Kirchen in Wort und Tat (Festschrift for Hermann Goltz). Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, pp. 583-93.

2011g  ‘Zivilgesellschaft’ in Fernand Kreff, Eva-Maria Knoll, and Andre Gingrich (eds.): Lexikon der Globalisierung, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 447-50.

2011h  ’Predely konstruktivizma v teorii etnichnosti: razdum'ia po povodu "chetvertoi Rusi" i "vtoroi Germanii"', in E.-B. Guchinova and G. Komarova (eds), Antropologiia sotsial'nykh  peremen: sbornik statei, pp.115-128. Moskva: ROSSPEN.

2012i   ‘Laiklik and legitimation in rural Xinjiang’ in Nils Bubandt and Martin van Beek (eds.), Varieties of Secularism in Asia. Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics, and the Spiritual, London: Routledge, pp. 121-41.

2012j   ‘Big revolutions, two small disciplines, and socialism’ in David Shankland (ed), Anthropology and Archaeology, Oxford: Berg. Pp. 19-39.

2012k  ‘Europe in Eurasia’, in Ullrich Kockel, Máiréad Nic Craith and Jonas Frykman (eds), A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 88-102.

2012l   ‘Mágia és vallás a politika árnyékában’ in Ildikó Landgraf and Zoltán Nagy (eds), Az Elkerülhetetlen. Vallásantropológiai tanulmányok Vargyas Gábor tiszteletére. Pécs-Budapest, L’Harmattan; pp. 151-70. (with I. Bellér-Hann)

2013h  'The universal and the particular in rural Xinjiang: ritual commensality and the mosque community' in Magnus Marsden and Konstantinos Retsikas (eds.), Articulating Islam: Anthropological Approaches to Muslim Worlds. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 171-91.

2013i   'Introduction: Nations and nationalism, societies and socialism, fields and wars' in Chris Hann and Alexandar Bošković (eds.), The Anthropological Field on the Margins of Europe, 1945-1991. Berlin: LIT, pp. 1-28. [in Bulgarian translation under title, “The vast garden of anthropology and its endlessly fertile plots”, in Bulgarian Ethnology, 41 (3): 361-73.]

2013i   ‚Auf der Suche nach Europa: Zwei Beispiele aus der Peripherie einer peripheren Halbinsel‘ in Reinhard Johler (ed.) Where is Europe?/Wo ist Europa?/Où est l’Europe? Dimensionen und Erfahrungen des neuen Europa, Tübingen: Tübinger Verein für Volkskunde (Studien & Materialien des Ludwig-Uhland-Instituts der Universität Tübingen, 46). Pp. 227-47.

2014h  'Varieties of capitalism, varieties of economic anthropology' in Vassilis Nitsiakos et al (eds). Balkan Border Crossings (Third Annual of the Konitsa Summer School). Berlin: Lit Verlag, pp. 9-30.

2014i   'Harmonious or homogenous? Language, education and social mobility in rural Uyghursociety' in Trine Brox and Ildikó Bellér-Hann (eds), On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society. Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, pp. 183-208.

2014j   'Beyond Cold War, Beyond Otherness: some implications of socialism and postsocialism for anthropology' in Christian Giordano, François Ruegg and Andrea Boscoboinik (eds), Does East Go West? Anthropological Pathways through Postsocialism. Berlin: Lit Verlag, pp. 35-56.

2014k  ‘Birds, Crowns and Christian Europe: the ritual symbolism of the postsocialist Hungarian nation-state’ in Dariusz Niedźwiedzki (ed) Kultura, tożsamość, integracja społeczna, Kraków: Nomos. Pp. 71-84.

2015i   ‚Minderheiten, Mehrsprachigkeit und Kofferpacken im Osteuropa des 20. Jahrhundert – und anderswo‘ in Dietmar Müller and Adamantios Skordos (eds), Leipziger Zugänge zur rechtlichen, politischen und kulturellen Verflechtungsgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag. Pp. 281-92.

2015j   Ungarn: ein Land Mitteleuropas oder Mitteleurasiens?’ in Petr Hlavacek et al eds. Mitteleuropa. Zwischen Realität, Chimäre und Konzept. Prague: Collegium Europaeum. Pp. 115-31.

2015k  ‘Why postimperial trumps postsocialist: crying back the national past in Hungary’ in Olivia Angé and David Berliner (eds), Anthropology and Nostalgia. Ethnographic studies. New York: Berghahn. Pp. 96-122.

2015l   ‘Carpathian Rusyns: an Unresolved Problem for Eurasia in the Heart of the European Macro-Region’ in Valerii Padiak and Patricia A. Krafcik eds. A Jubilee Collection. Essays in Honor of Paul Robert Magocsi on his 70th Birthday, Uzhhorod: Valerii Padiak Publishers. Pp. 247-57.

2015m ‘Wo und wann war Eurasien? Kontrastierende Geschichtskonstruktionen auf kontinentaler Ebene‘ in Jürgen Heyde et al (eds), Dekonstruieren und doch erzählen: Polnische und andere Geschichten. Göttingen: Wallstein. pp. 285-92

2015n  ‚(Kultur-)Kämpfe der Gegenwart – Deutschland, Ukraine, Europa, Eurasien‘ in Ingo Schneider and Martin Sexl (eds), Das Unbehagen an der Kultur. Hamburg: Argument. Pp. 157-79.  

2015o  (with László Kürti) ‘Agrarian Ideology and Local Governance: Continuities in Postsocialist Hungary’, in Adam Bedřich and Tomáš Retka (eds.). Rytíř z Komárova - K 70. narozeninám Petra Skalníka / Knight from Komárov - To Petr Skalník for his 70th birthday. Praha: AntropoWeb. Pp. 83-106.

2015p ‘Property: Anthropological Aspects’, In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 19. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 153–159.

2016i   ‘Postsocialist populist malaise, the elections of 2014 and the return to political monopoly in rural Hungary’ in Elena Soler and Luís Calvo (eds.)  Transiciones Culturales. Perspectivas desde Europa Central y del Este. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Pp. 25-45.

2016j   ‘Eurovision identities. Or: how many collective identities can one anthropologist possess?’ in Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober (eds.), Identity Destabilised. Living in an Overheated World. London: Pluto. Pp. 240-9.

2017k  ‘The human economy of pálinka in Hungary: a case-study in longue durée lubrication’ in David Henig and Nicolette Makovicky (eds.) Economies of Favour After Socialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 117-39.

2017l    ‘Magic, science, and religion in Eastern Xinjiang’ (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann) in Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Birgit N. Schlyter and Jun Sugawara (eds.), Kashgar Revisited. Uyghur Studies in Memory of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring. Leiden: Brill. Pp. 256-74.

2017m   ‘Against Fences; for example, between socio-cultural anthropology and néprajz’ in Veronika Lajos, István Povedák and Tamás Régi (eds.), The Anthropology of Encounters.  A találkozások antropológiája. Budapest Magyar Kulturális Antropológia Társaság, pp. 163-75. 

2018i   “Countryside – Soul of the Nation’. Ideals and Realities in Contemporary Hungary’ in Magdalena Marszałek, Werner Nell, Marc Weiland (eds.) Über Land. Aktuelle literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Dorf und Ländlichkeit. Bielefeld: transcript. pp. 187-200.   

2018j  ‘Economic anthropology’ in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Vol. IV, ed. Hilary Callan. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. pp. 1708-23.

2018k ‘Preface’ in C. Hann and J. Parry (eds), Industrial Labor On the Margins of Capitalism. Precarity, Class and the Neoliberal Subject. New York: Berghahn. pp. ix-xi

2018l  ‘Afterword. Anthropology, Eurasia and Global History’ in J. P. Arnason and C. Hann (eds), Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis. Eurasian Explorations. New York: State University of New York Press. pp. 339-53.

2019j    ‘Socialism. Ethics, Ideologies and Outcomes’ in Jeremy MacClancy (ed.), Exotic No More: anthropology for the contemporary world, Chicago: Chicago University Press, pp. 121-36.

2019k   ‘Azok a kilencvenes évek – Kiskunhalason, külföldi szemmel’ in József Ö Kovács and Aurél Szakál (eds.), Kiskunhalas története, 4. Tanulmányok Kiskunhalasról a 20. század második feléből. Kiskunhalas: Thorma János Múzeum. Pp. 551-65.

2019l    ‘Conceit  and Deceit in the European Union: Imaginaries of Europe and a Pan-Eurasian Alternative’ in Johann P. Arnason (ed.), European Integration. Historical Trajectories, Geopolitical Contexts. (Annual of European and Global Studies) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 201-20.

2020d    ‘“A Frontier Crossed in a Breath”: the Polish Kresy and the Welsh Marches Compared’ in Jan Hinrichsen, Jan Lange and Raphael Reichel (eds.) Diversities. Theories and Practices. Festschrift for Reinhard Johler. (Ludwg-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft: Untersuchungen, Band 123) Tübingen: Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde e. V. pp. 197-210.

2020e    ‘Preface’ in C. Hann and D. Kalb (eds.), Financialization. Relational Approaches. New York: Berghahn, pp. ix-xii.

2021    ‘Voyages around fathers: class, community and mobility in industrial South Wales’ in F. Bowie and W. J. Morgan (eds.), Anthropologies of the Welsh.

2021    ‘The shrinking of Europe’ (Festschrift for Regina Römhild).

2021    ‘Populism and Moral Economy’ in Lene Pederson and Lisa Cligett (eds.), SAGE Handbook for Cultural Anthropology. London: Sage. pp. 598-604.


Book Reviews: Acta Ethnographica, American Sociological Review, Anthropological Quarterly, Anthropos, Archives européennes de sociologie, Cambridge Anthropology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Ethos, Logos, Man/JRAI, Nations and Nationalism, Politics and Religion, Social Anthropology, Slavic Review, The Times Supplements, (New) Hungarian Quarterly etc.

Reports: ‘The Social Bases of Voting Behaviour in Corrèze’ (report on a fieldwork project funded by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1975)

‘Tea in Turkey: development, organization and certain social consequences’ (report to the Turkish authorities, 1983).


1982 Hungarian Folk Beliefs, by Tekla Dömötör; Bloomington, Indiana University Press,  (from the Hungarian)

1989 (with Ildikó Bellér-Hann) The Ottoman Empire in Europe, by Klára Hegyi and Vera Zimányi; Budapest, Corvina (from the Hungarian)

Additional dictionary and encyclopedia entries, bibliographies;

‘Europe centrale et orientale’ in P. Bonte and M. Izard (eds.), Dictionnaire de l’Ethnologie et l’Anthropologie, Paris, PUF, 1991; revised 2nd edition in 1999; Six entries in a Dictionary of Anthropology, edited by A. Barnard and J. Spencer, London, Routledge, 1996. (Property; Land Tenure; Mode of Production; Sharecropping; Class; Central and Eastern Europe); an additional entry on ‘Civil Society’ in the 2010 2nd edition; ‘Ernest Gellner’ in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2001, Elsevier; ‘Sir John Rankine Goody’ in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2019.

Annotated bibliography for “Economic Anthropology”, Oxford Bibliographies Online, OUP, 2013.

Comments, Journalism etc:

Conference reports and reviews for Anthropology Today; numerous Comments in Current Anthropology; contributions to The Anthropology of East Europe Review, EASA Newsletter, Newsletter of the Turkish Area Study Group; letters and occasional writing for newspapers and other non-anthropological journals: The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian Weekly, Budapest Review of Books, Frontier, Η ΑΥΓΗ, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


I discovered this genre in the course of my “Realising Eurasia” research project. Most of my posts can be found at

The following list includes only posts that have been republished at other addresses, as well as original contributions that have nothing to do with REALEURASIA:

2014    ‘Hijacking Europe and denying Eurasia’, Open Democracy 27th November:

2014    ‘The expansion of NATO and the contraction of Eurasia’, FocaalBlog, September 26,

2015    ‘The new Völkerwanderungen: Hungary and Germany, Europe and Eurasia’, FocaalBlog, September 11th,

2017    ‘On noble anthropologists and ignoble journalists’ Kulturrelativismus und Aufklärung: Eine Debatte über den Umgang mit Fremdem, 25th April,

2017    ‘Beleaguered pseudo-continent: Happy Birthday Europe!’, FocaalBlog 29th April,

2017    ‘Hayek versus Polanyi in Montreal. Global society as markets all the way across’ FocaalBlog, 11th July: /

2017    ‘Eurasia Today: Chinese Bicycles, German Cars and Provincial Hungarian Communities’,

2018    ‘The life of Viktor. An Easter folktale from Central Europe’ FocaalBlog, 28th March:

2018    ‘Hungary’s parliamentary elections: a bottom-up perspective’ (Centre for East European and International Studies, ZOIS, “Spotlight”, 4th April),

2020    ‘The digital home office: householding revisited.’ The Corona Virus and Mobility Forum (COMPAS, Univ. of Oxford),

2020    ‘Brexit in the valley of the crow,’ Newsletter of the International Karl Polanyi Society,

2020    ‘Johnson and Orbán: Peacocks’ Feathers Fading,’ Newsletter of the International Karl Polanyi Society,


Mandiner-Makronóm, 2nd June 2020,

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