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Kristen Ghodsee

Full Name: Kristen Ghodsee
Gender: Female
Born: 1970-04-26
Number of Works: 4
Kristen Ghodsee, Ph.D., is a professor, ethnographer and writer. She is the author of four books and over two dozen articles, including The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea (Duke University Press, 2005) and Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press 2010), which won the 2010 Barbara Heldt Book Prize, the 2011 John D. Bell Book Prize, the 2011 Harvard Davis Center Book Prize, and the 2011 William Douglass Prize for Best Book in Europeanist Anthropology. She is also the co-author of Professor Mommy: Finding Work/Family Balance in Academia(Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Her most recent monograph is Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism (Duke University Press, 2011), which won the 2011 Ethnographic Fiction Prize from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology (for the short story “Tito Trivia”).

ISBN: 0822351021, 9780822351023
Keywords: life, communism, everyday, ethnographies, transition, lost
Pages: 141
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 100%

Lost in Transition tells of ordinary lives upended by the collapse of communism. Through ethnographic essays and short stories based on her experiences with Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2009, Kristen Ghodsee explains why it is that so many Eastern Europeans are nostalgic for the communist past. Ghodsee uses Bulgaria, the Eastern European nation where she has spent the most time, as a lens for exploring the broader transition from communism to democracy. She locates the growing nostalgia for the communist era in the disastrous, disorienting way that the transition was handled.....

Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe examines how gender identities were reconfigured in a Bulgarian Muslim community following the demise of Communism and an influx of international aid from the Islamic world. Kristen Ghodsee conducted extensive ethnographic research among a small population of Pomaks, Slavic Muslims living in the remote mountains of southern Bulgaria. .....
ISBN: 0822336626, 9780822336624
Keywords: new, wave, directions, women, studies, sea, black, riviera, gender, tourism, postsocialism, red
Pages: 240
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

This compelling ethnography of women working in Bulgaria’s popular sea and ski resorts challenges the idea that women have consistently fared worse than men in Eastern Europe’s transition from socialism to a market economy. For decades western European tourists have flocked to Bulgaria’s beautiful beaches and mountains; tourism is today one of the few successful—and expanding—sectors of the country’s economy....
ISBN: 1442208589, 9781442208582
Keywords: balance, academia, family, work, mommy, finding, professor
Pages: 232
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%

Professor Mommy is a guide for women who want to combine the life of the mind with the joys of motherhood. The book provides practical suggestions gleaned from the experiences of the authors, together with those of other women who have successfully combined parenting with professorships....