A few recent publications


Vedres, B.  2023. “Network mechanisms in innovation: Borrowing and sparking ideas around structural holes.” Handbook of Sociological Science. Ed.: Raub Werner and Klarita Gerxhani. Edward Elgar Publishing. [ISBN: 978 1 78990 942 5]

Vedres, B., Vásárhelyi, O. 2023. Inclusion unlocks the creative potential of gender diversity in teams. Sci Rep 13, 13757 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-39922-9

Shmaryahu-Yeshurun, Yael, and Daniel Monterescu. "Settling in the hearts: The new face of Jewish neonationalism in Israel’s mixed cities." July 19, 2023.

Available at: https://tif.ssrc.org/2023/07/19/settling-in-the-hearts-the-new-face-of-jewish-neonationalism-in-israels-mixed-cities/

FABIANI Jean-Louis, « Bellah’s Durkheim. A Fruitful Reinvention?”, The American Sociologist, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12108-023-09584-1

The contribution is based on Robert Bellah’s introduction to Emile Durkheim on Morality and Society (1973) and second on other references to the French sociologist in Bellah’s work as well as in Bortolini’s insightful remarks on the “homology” between Durkheim and Bellah. The publication of the book took place in a time of Durkheimian effervescence: Steven Lukes’ Emile Durkheim.His Life and Work was published on the same year and a new Durkheimology appeared in the English-speaking world: attention shifted from methodology, as expressed in Suicide or in the Rules of Sociological Method, to morality with a focus on the moral basis on a non-pathological society. Bellah’s statement is quite strong: Durkheim can “be seen as a theologian of French civil religion”. The paper will examine’s this point of view with respect to the state of French society at the turn of the century and Durkheim’s social project. One side question concerns the choice of texts: the editor did not give enough weight

FABIANI Jean-Louis, «The Uncertainties of the Social”, in Jeffrey A. Halley and Harry F. Dahms, The Centrality of Sociality. Responses to Michael E. Brown’s The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Bingley (UK), Emerald Publishing, 2023, 41-58. 

FABIANI Jean-Louis, “Critical Humanities and the Unsettling of the Sociological Field. Is there a French Exception?” in Didier Fassin and George Steinmetz, The Social Sciences in the Looking Glass. Studies in the Production of Knowledge, Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2023, 187-309.  

FABIANI Jean-Louis, “Can Bergson’s Definition of Open Society Can be Useful Today” in Christoph Royer and Liviu Mattei, Open Society Unresolved. The Contemporary Relevance of a Contested Idea, Vienna, CEU Press, 2023, 105-114. 

SopranzettiClaudio,  "Beyond vernacular and metropolitan concepts: Good governance, translation and word coinage in Thailand," HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Vol 12 (2),

SopranzettiClaudio “From Love to Fear: Affective Governance in Times of Succession,” In Rama X: The Thai Monarchy under King Vajiralongkorn, ed. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, (New Haven CT: Yale Southeast Asian Studies, 2023).

SopranzettiClaudio,  "Shifting informalities: Motorcycle taxis, ride-hailing apps, and urban mobility in Bangkok." Geoforum, 136, 293-301.


J. McBrien and V. Naumescu. 2022. The ‘Post’ in Perspective: Revisiting the Post-socialist Religious Question in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. In The Anthropology of Transformation: From Europe to Asia and Back. Ed. By J. Buzalka and A. Pasieka (eds), Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. (open access)

Judit Bodnar, “The Gentrification of Chicago’s Cabrini Green and the Temporalities of Urban Change” in Unsettled Urban Space: Routines, Temporalities and Contestations edited by T. Viderman, S. Knierbein, E. Kränzle, S. Frank, N. Roskamm, E. Wall. Routledge. 2022. 

FABIANI Jean-Louis, « Bourdieu fut-il durkheimien ? L’héritage indirect de Durkheim au Collège de France », L'Année sociologique, 2022/2 (Vol. 72), p. 365-386. DOI : 10.3917/anso.222.0365. URL : https://www.cairn.info/revue-l-annee-sociologique-2022-2-page-365.htm

FABIANI Jean-Louis, The love of sociology is still a combat sport. Revue du MAUSS, 56, 199-217. DOI : https://doi.org/10.3917/rdm.056.0219

Felipe G. Santos & Dorit Geva (2022) "Populist strategy in the European parliament: How the anti-gender movement sabotaged deliberation about sexual health and reproductive rights.” European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology,  DOI:  10.1080/23254823.2022.2113417

Vedres, Balazs. 2022. Multivocality and robust action dynamics in political discourse. Poetics 90(2):1-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2021.101576

Sopranzetti, Claudio, Sara Fabbri, and Chiara Natalucci. "Dialogues: The King of Bangkok: a collaborative graphic novel." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 28, no. 3 (2022): 1012-105

Sopranzetti Claudio Rekhviashvili, Lela, Wojciech Kębłowskiand Tim Schwanen. "Informalities in urban transport: Mobilities at the heart of contestations over (in) formalisation processes." Geoforum (2022).

Sopranzetti, Claudio Sara Fabbri, and Chiara Natalucci. 2022. "The Making of a Page from the King of Bangkok."  Cultural Anthropology, Theorizing the Contemporary, Fieldsights, July 28. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/the-making-of-a-page-from-the-king-of-bangkok

Wu, Qiong (Miranda). “Employment Precarity and Workers’ Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe.” Work and Occupationshttps://doi.org/10.1177/07308884221126415

Ayala Fadel and Vlad Naumescu. Religious Orthodoxies: Provocations from Jewish and Christian Margins. Annual Reviews of Anthropology 51: 325-43  https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev-anthro-101819-110322

Monterescu, D., & Werczberger, R. (2022, December 13). Jewish Revival Inside Out. Wayne State University Press.

Daniel Monterescu, Ariel Handel "Indigenous Wine and Settler Colonialism in Israel and Palestine, "Middle East Report 302 (Spring 2022). https://merip.org/2022/05/indigenous-wine-and-settler-colonialism-in-israel-and-palestine/

Levy N. and Monterescu, D. “Conservatism and Circumstantial Multiculturalism: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in a French Catholic School in Israel” International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2022.2049690, 2022

Ranta, R. Colas, A. and Monterescu, D. (eds.) Going Native? Settler Colonialism and Food. Palgrave Macmillan https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-96268-5, 2022

Celine Cantat, Ian Cook and Prem Kumar Rajaram (eds). Opening Up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees. New York: Berghahn, 2022.

Celine Cantat, Ian Cook and Prem Kumar Rajaram, "Introduction". In Opening Up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees. New York: Berghahn, 2022.

Prem Kumar Rajaram, "The Refugee Outsider and the Active European Citizen: European migration and higher education policies and the production of belonging and non-belonging." InOpening Up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees. New York: Berghahn, 2022.

Prem Kumar Rajaram, "Marxism and Refugees". In Marxism; From the Past into the Future, eds: Selin Dilmaç & Ulaş Bager Aldemir & Sıla Sandal, Istanbul: Pindal Publishing, 2022.

Angéla Kóczé, Violetta Zentai, Jelena Jovanović y Enikő Vincze El movimiento de mujeres romaníes. Caotica Libros. Luchas y debates en Europa central y oriental. (Spanish translation of A Reflexive History of the Romani Women’s Movement, Routledge, 2018)

Hojsik, Marek, Georgeta Munteanu and Violetta Zentai, eds. From the shadow to the limelight: the value of civil society policy monitoring knowledge in Roma equality struggles. Budapest: Center for Policy Studies/Democracy Institute, Central European University. https://cps.ceu.edu/sites/cps.ceu.edu/files/attachment/publication/3326/...

Zentai, V. Introduction: Participation, voice, and co-production of knowledge. In Hojsik, Munteanu and Zentai, eds. From the shadow to the limelight: the value of civil society policy monitoring knowledge in Roma equality struggles. Budapest: Center for Policy Studies/Democracy Institute, Central European University. 1-42.


Fabiani, Jean-Louis. Pierre Bourdieu. A Heroic Structuralism, Boston/Leyden, Brill, 2021.

Fabiani, Jean-Louis. La Sociologie. Histoire, idées et courants, Auxerre, Sciences Humaines, 2021.

Geva Dorit. Orbán’s Ordonationalism as Post-Neoliberal Hegemony. Theory, Culture & Society. April 2021. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0263276421999435

Grosglik, Rafi, Handel, Ariel and Monterescu, Daniel. In Press. “Soil, Territory, Land: The Spatial Politics of Settler Organic Farming in the West Bank” Environment and Planning D. doi: 10.1177/02637758211041121 

Monterescu, D
. and Levenberg, N. (Special issue eds.) 2021. “Violence Spreading Like Wildfire: The May 2021 Events in Israel/Palestine” Theory and Criticism Vol. 55 https://bit.ly/3xPSvk7

Kaddar M. and Monterescu D. 2021. “The Rise and Fall of the Political Hipster: Binational Eros and Alternative Culture in a Changing Urban Space” Ethnic and Racial Studies 44(6): 925-945. 

Monterescu D. and Hart, J. 2021. “The Sensorial Life of Amba: Taste, Smell and Culinary Nostalgia for Iraqi Jews in London and Israel” In Ferne Edwards, Roos Gerritsen and Grit Wesser (eds.) Food, the Senses and the City. Routledge.  

Daniel Monterescu and Yael Shmaryahu-Yeshurun "The Hebronization of Jaffa" Haaretz May. 5, 2021. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT.MAGAZINE-the-hebronization-of-jaffa-1.9775349

Sopranzetti, Claudio. Shifting informalities: Motorcycle taxis, ride-hailing apps, and urban mobility in Bangkok. Geoforum. 2021 May 24.

Sopranzetti, Claudio, and Chiara Natalucci. The King of Bangkok. University of Toronto Press, 2021.

Sopranzetti Claudio. Thai Ideas of Power: The Challenge of Legitimacy in Contemporary Thailand in Coup, King, Crisis: A Critical Interregnum in Thailand, edited by Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Yale University Press

Wu, Qiong (Miranda) and Michael Wallace. 2021 “Hukou Stratification, Class Structure, and Earnings in Transitional China.” Chinese Sociological Review, 53(3): 223-53. https://doi.org/10.1080/21620555.2021.1878019 

Wu, Qiong (Miranda). 2021. “Social Stratification and Housing Inequality in Transitional Urban China.” Contemporary Social Science, 16(3): 384-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2020.1797148 

Wu, Qiong (Miranda) and Michael Wallace. 2021. “Social Networks and Workers’ Earnings in Contemporary China.” East Asia 38: 39-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12140-020-09347-6 

Fejős, Anna and Violetta Zentai, eds. (2021). Anti-Gender Hate Speech in Populist Right-Wing Social Media Communication. With the contribution of M. Bladini, N. Igareda, A. Helmstad, A. Pascale, A. Schulz, R. Sette, S. Sicurella, E-M. Svensson, C. Wilhelm. Research report. http://genha.eu/publications-reports

Bartha, A. & Zentai, V. Tartós gondoskodás és nemek közötti egyenlőség az európai jóléti rendszerekben. (Long-term care and gender equality in European welfare regimes) socio.hu, 27-46. https://doi.org/10.18030/socio.hu.2021.4.27

Zentai, V. Szolidaritási kezdeményezések a gazdaság és a munka világában. (Solidarity acts in the economy and labor). Régió 29. évf. (2021) 2. szám 132–157. https://doi.org/10.17355/rkkpt.v29i2.130


Vlad Naumescu. 2020. A World to be Transfigured': Shaping a Cold War vision of Orthodoxy from the South. In Defending the Faith. Global Histories of Apologetics and Politics in the Twentieth Century, edited by T. Weir and H. McLeod. London: Proceedings of the British Academy. The British Academy.
Vlad Naumescu, Jeanne Kormina. 2020. A new ‘Great Schism'? Theopolitics of communion and canonical territory in the Orthodox Church. Anthropology Today36 (1):7-11.

Jean-Louis Fabiani, "Clint Eastwood", Paris, La Découverte, «Repères sociologie».

Alexandra Kowalski, “The Wandering Memorial. Ambivalence and Symbolic Displacement in Budapest” in Olivette Otele, Luisa Gandolfo, and Yoav Galai ed. Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies, Palgrave. 


Daniel Monterescu, Ariel Handel, "Liquid indigeneity.Wine, science, and colonial politics in Israel/Palestine." American Ethnologist.

Monterescu, D., & Handel, A. (2020). Terroir and Territory on the Colonial Frontier: Making New-Old World Wine in the Holy Land. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 62(2), 222-261. doi:10.1017/S0010417520000043 

Dorit Geva, Non Au Gender: Anti-Gender Mobilization and French Conservative Bourgeois Strategies of Distinction.” European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology.
Dorit Geva,  “Non-State Community Virtual Currencies.” In Private Law Implications of Virtual Currencies, Edited by David Fox and Sarah Green. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Co-authored with Benjamin Geva.

Judit Bodnar, “Comparing in Global Times: Between Extension and Incorporation” Critical Histrical Studies, (Spring 2019): 1-32.  

Alexandra Kowalski, “Commodity, Public Good, or Commons? Radical insights from the 19th Century Heritage Movement” in Elise Billiard ed., Three days in Utopia, European Capital of Culture Valetta 2018.

Vlad Naumescu, "Pedagogies of Prayer: Teaching Orthodoxy in South India." Comparative Studies in Society and History 61 (2):389-418. 

Vlad Naumescu, "Exploring Religion through Text and  Film"  


Judit Bodnar, Critical Discussion Forum: 1968 edited with an introduction, Slavic Review, 77, 4 (Winter 2018). http://www.slavicreview.illinois.edu/current/

Dorit Geva, "Daughter, Mother, Captain: Marine Le Pen, Gender, and Populism in the French National FrontSocial Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, jxy039, https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxy039


Balazs Vedres: "Forbidden triads and creative success in jazz: the Miles Davis factor", Applied Network Science, September 2017.

Dorit Geva: "Globalizing Gender." in Social Theory Now, edited by Claudio E. Benzecry, Monika Krause, and Isaac Ariail Reed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Jean-Louis Fabiani: "Contract, Context, Social Action" in Werner Gephardt und Daniel Witte (Eds.) The Sacred and the Law: The Durkheimian Legacy, Frankfurt am Main, Vittorio Klostermann, 2017, 203-212. 

book coverAlexandra Kowalski: That Banal Object of Nationalism. 'Old Stones' as French Heritage in the Early Days of Public Television in Genevève Zubrzycki ed., National Matters. Stanford University Press.

Daniel Monterescu: Border Wines: Terroir Across Territory in Central Europe and Israel/Palestine” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies Volume 17, Issue 4, Winter 2017.

book coverJean-Louis Fabiani: "Pierre Bourdieu. Un structuralisme héroïque", Paris, Le Seuil, avril 2016, 312p (translations : Arabic, Chinese underway).  

Jean-Louis Fabiani: "La question disciplinaire", in Andrew Abbott et l’héritage de l’école de Chicago, directed by Didier Demazière and Morgan Jouvenet, Paris, Editions de l’Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales,  2016, 237-256. 

Ju Li: Victory and Defeat: The Contentious Politics of One Generation of State Workers in China since the 1960s, International Review of Social History, volume 61, issue 02, 2016, pp. 197-222.

Ju Li: A harmadik front építésének diszkontinuus története, Eszmélet, 109, SZÁM (2016 TAVASZ)

Heide Castañeda, Seth M. Holmes, Annastiina Kallius, and Daniel Monterescu: Virtual Issue: Introduction: Anthropology and Human Displacement: Mobilities, Ex/inclusions, and Activism in American Ethnologist, 1991–2016 

Vlad Naumescu: “The End Times and the Near Future: The Ethical Engagements of Russian Old Believers in Romania." JRAI (N.S.) 22 (2):314–331.

Annastiina Kallius, Daniel Monterescu, Prem Kumar Rajaram: “Immobilizing mobility: Border ethnography, illiberal democracy, and the politics of the “refugee crisis” in Hungary”, American Ethnologist 43 (1), 25-37


Judit Bodnar, "Reclaiming Public Space" Urban Studies, 52, 12 (2015): 2090-2104. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0042098015583626

Dorit Geva: "Selective Service, the Gender-Ordered Family, and the Rational Informality of the American State." American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 121, 1 (July): 171-204.

Dorit Geva: "Dependency as a Keyword of the American Draft System and Persistence of Male-Only Registration." Polity, Vol. 47: 199-165, Spring 2015.

Jean Louis Fabiani: "On Social Guilt" in Werner Gephart und Jan Christoph Suntrup,(Hesg.) Rechtanalyse als Kultuforschung II, Francfort, Vittorio Lostermann, 2015, p. 427-438. 

Ju Li: “How It Was/Is Told and How It Is Remembered: History and Memory of the Third Front Construction,” Journal of Historical Sociology Vol. 28 No. 3 September 2015.

Ju Li: “From ‘Master’ to ‘Loser’: Changing Working-Class Identity in Contemporary China, International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 88, Fall 2015, pp. 190–208, Cambridge University Press.

Daniel Monterescu:  Jaffa Shared and Shattered: Contrived Coexistence in Israel/Palestine, Indiana University Press. Series: Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa.   http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807546

Daniel Monterescu: “Creative Marginality: Jews, Palestinians and the Alternative Cultural Scene in Tel-Aviv-Jaffa”; “Marginalité Créative: La Scène Alternative Judéo-Arabe de Tel-Aviv-Jaffa” Ethnologie Française 45(2): 297-312 (French and English). Special issue on Israel (eds. Fran Markowitz and Nir Avieli).