CEU Press’ Opening the Future programme publishes 2nd OA book

Posted by Tom Grady on Jan. 17, 2022 at 1043

We are pleased to announce that Opening the Future at Central European University Press has accrued enough library support to publish another open access (OA) monograph: Constructing Identities over Time: “Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary by Jekatyerina Dunajeva. This is hot on the heels of the release of our first OA book; the programme is gaining momentum and already making a difference with five books in total now funded and available, or in production.

Opening the Future at CEU Press is a cost-effective way for libraries to increase their digital collections on the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. Subscribing libraries get unlimited multi-user access to curated packages of books, with perpetual access after three years. The Press uses membership funds to produce new frontlist titles in open access format. All OA titles are available via Project MUSE, OAPEN and the Open Research Library, and are findable on DOAB. 

Author Jekatyerina Dunajeva said: 

"It is an honour to have my book published in Open Access. I frequently receive emails from scholars around the world asking if I might share my work, often citing prohibitive prices charged for publications. As a researcher of social inequalities, I believe equal access to knowledge is a necessary first step towards an equitable and democratic system of scholarship. Constructing Identities over Time is part of a newly-launched book series in Critical Romani Studies at CEU Press and I hope that one day more books in the series might also be published OA.”

Further titles will be announced very soon and advance notice will be given to avoid any double-dipping. We are recording our progress and plans for OA books in 2022 on the website at https://ceup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming/.

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can watch a 60 second video on the initiative or read about the benefits on the website.

For further information on the book and publisher: https://ceupress.com/node/2420

To read and download the book: https://doi.org/10.7829/9789633864166 (PDF chapters) / https://openresearchlibrary.org/content/cc01778c-2b56-4954-b5d8-9598e80d495b (single PDF book)

For more info on the funding programme Opening the Future: https://ceup.openingthefuture.net/

Contact: PoznanskiE@press.ceu.edu - Emily Poznanski, CEU Press Director


PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New open access book out now from CEU Press: freely available to anyone worldwide for download and sharing. Also available to buy in print.

Constructing Identities over Time:
“Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary

Jekatyerina Dunajeva

ISBN: 978-963-386-415-9 cloth

$65.00 / €55.00 / £47.00

Part of the Critical Romani Studies Book Series

December 2021, 238 pages, 4 tables, 17 figures