Posted by Tom Grady on April 6, 2022 at 1321
Central European University (CEU) Press is pleased to announce the selection of two new open access books, due for release in July 2022, when they will be freely available to download or read online:
Under the Radar: Tracking Western Radio Listeners in the Soviet Union, R. Eugene Parta. The account of a remarkable Cold War operation to assess the impact of Western radio broadcasts on Soviet listeners - a particularly apt subject today as the West faces a new wave of Russian propaganda on social media.
Policemen of the Tsar: Local Police in an Age of Upheaval, Robert J. Abbott. A study of Alexander II’s police force - key instruments of tsarist power - their role and performance in the mid-nineteenth century and their systemic weaknesses, struggles for reform, and reliance on the military to maintain law and order.
The five other OA titles, already published and freely available for download, are:
Words in Space and Time: Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe, Tomasz Kamusella
Constructing Identities over Time: “Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary, Jekatyerina Dunajeva
Staged Otherness: Ethnic Shows in Central and Eastern Europe, 1850–1939, Dagnosław Demski & Dominika Czarnecka (eds)
Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s, Georgiy Kasianov
Everyday Life under Communism and After: Consumption and Lifestyle in Hungary, 1945–2000, Tibor Valuch
And the backlist packages to which libraries may subscribe can be found here: ceup.openingthefuture.net/packages
Opening the Future at CEU Press is a cost-effective way for libraries to increase their digital collections on the history, politics and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. Subscribing libraries get unlimited multi-user access to curated packages of backlist books, with perpetual access after three years. The Press uses membership funds solely to produce new frontlist titles like these in OA format. All OA titles are available via Project MUSE, OAPEN, and the ORL.
The full list of OA titles funded by our generous member library subscribers can be found here: ceup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming
More information and a simple sign-up form can be found at ceup.openingthefuture.net, or contact Emily Poznanski, CEU Press Director, on PoznanskiE@press.ceu.edu