CEU Press announces 10th OA title to be funded by Opening the Future

Posted by Tom Grady on Aug. 30, 2022 at 1006

Central European University (CEU) Press is pleased to announce the selection of another open access book that has been funded entirely by library members of the Opening the Future (OtF) programme. 

Due for release in August/September 2022 the new book will be freely available to download or read online (and also available to buy in print). 

  • Rolling Transition and the Role of Intellectuals: The Case of Hungary, András Bozóki. Analysing the rise and fall of dissident intellectuals in Hungary in the late 20th century, Bozóki poses important questions through the prism of political sociology. Who were the dissident intellectuals and what did they want? Under what conditions do intellectuals rebel and what are the patterns of their protest? This book will be of interest to anyone researching and working on human rights and democracy.

Further details on the book will be announced on publication.

The nine other OA titles funded by OtF, already published and available for free download are:

  1. Words in Space and Time: Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe, Tomasz Kamusella

  2. Constructing Identities over Time: “Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary, Jekatyerina Dunajeva

  3. Staged Otherness: Ethnic Shows in Central and Eastern Europe, 1850–1939, Dagnosław Demski & Dominika Czarnecka (eds)

  4. Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s, Georgiy Kasianov

  5. Everyday Life under Communism and After: Consumption and Lifestyle in Hungary, 1945–2000, Tibor Valuch

  6. Under the Radar: Tracking Western Radio Listeners in the Soviet Union, R. Eugene Parta.

  7. Policemen of the Tsar: Local Police in an Age of Upheaval, Robert J. Abbott.

  8. Free-Market Socialists: European Émigrés Who Made Capitalist Culture in America, 1918–1968, Joseph Malherek.

  9. The Historical Construction of National Consciousness, Selected Writings, Jenő Szűcs (author), Gábor Klaniczay, Balázs Trencsényi, Gábor Gyáni (eds.). 

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 (titles 6-9 above are still in the upload process with some of those platforms but will be available very soon).

The full list of OA titles funded by our generous member library subscribers can be found at ceup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming, and the backlist packages to which libraries may subscribe can be found here: ceup.openingthefuture.net/packages.

See the website for a simple sign-up form, or for more information contact Emily Poznanski, CEU Press Director, on PoznanskiE@press.ceu.edu