Krisztina Fehérváry

Department of Anthropology
University of Michigan
fehervary at umich.edu
734-764-2361

Krisztina Fehérváry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include consumer and material culture, political economy, middle-class culture, built environment, domestic space, body, transformations, film and popular culture, Hungary, postsocialist states.

 

Publications

2013 (Summer) Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle-class in Hungary, 1950-2000 (Indiana University Press).

2012 "From Socialist Modern to Super-Natural Organicism: Cosmological Transformations through the Material Aesthetics of the Home." Cultural Anthropology. 27(4): 615-40.

2011 "The Materiality of the New Family House: Postsocialist Fad or Middle-class Ideal? City and Society, 23(1): 18-41.

2011 "Polgári Lakáskultúra (Bourgeois Furnishings) and a Postsocialist Middle Class. Journal of Hungarian Studies. 25(2):267-286.

2009  "Goods and States: The Political Logic of State Socialist Material Culture." Comparative Studies in Society and History. 51(2):426-259.

2007  "Hungarian Horoscopes as a Genre of Postsocialist Transformation." Social Identities. 13(5):561-576.

2006  "Innocence Lost: Cinematic Representations of 1960s Consumerism for 1990s Hungary." Anthropology of East Europe Review. 24(2):54-61.

2002  "American Kitchens, Luxury Bathrooms and the Search for a 'Normal' Life in Post-socialist Hungary." Ethnos. 67(3):369-400.

1997  "'My Home is my Castle': the meaning of the family home in an ex-Socialist city" (in Hungarian). Cafe Babel (Budapest): (3)137-145.

1989  Editor/Translator of The Long Road to Revolution: The Hungarian Gulag 1945-1956. By István Fehérváry. Santa Fe, NM:  Prolibertate Publishing.