Viktória Bányai - together with Rita Horváth - will attend the workshop "Precarious Archives, Precarious Voices. Expanding Jewish Narratives from the Margins" organized by the Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust Studien on 18-19 November. The title of their presentation is: Testimonial Drawings as Schoolwork in the Immediate Aftermath of the Holocaust Testimonial Drawings as Schoolwork in the Immediate Aftermath of the Holocaust. Facebook event.
The new open access book by Csilla Fedinec and István Csernicskó was published in Ukrainian: Мова, політика, ексклюзиви в сучасній Україні. Uzhhorod: Autdor-Shark, 2021. ISBN: 9786177796236. The book is available at HERE.
The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Rural Hungary: Workfare and the Shift from Punitive Populist to Illiberal Paternalist Poverty Governance
The new open access article by Kristóf Szombati was published online in Europe-Asia Studies and is available at HERE. The essay analyses the consolidation of authoritarian rule in Hungary by focusing on the ruling party's workfare programme, which has become a cornerstone of rural poverty governance. While most scholars treat workfare as a disciplinary-cum-punitive apparatus seeking to both stigmatise and activate surplus populations, I interpret the Hungarian workfare programme as a strategy of reincorporation pursued by the hegemonic ruling party with the aim of taming the angry politics born out of the dislocations caused by neoliberal restructuring. It is argued, on the basis of my own ethnographic research and the secondary literature, that workfare consolidated naturalized rural hierarchies by tying surplus populations into clientelistic relations with local mayors. The attractiveness of clientelism for impoverished and marginalized surplus populations resides in the mixing of subjectivation and discipline with the guarantee of (a modicum of) social security and the prospect of social membership.
Diversification puis unification des valeurs transmises au sein des écoles de la Hongrie post-communiste
The new article by Eszter Neumann and Iván Bajomi (Diversification and unification of values in schools in post-communist Hungary) was published in Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres, and is available at HERE.
2nd ENTAN Conference: Non-Territorial Autonomy as an Instrument for Effective Participation of Minorities (Budapest, 24-25 September 2021)
The Institute for Minority Studies - together with the University of Public Service - hosted the 2nd Conference of the European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network (ENTAN). The full programme and the book of abstracts are available at HERE and HERE.