The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS) is an independent non-profit institution set up for the promotion of advanced scholarship and academic cooperation in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Learn more >

Childhood under Socialism: Political, Institutional and Biographical Perspectives

Ivan Elenkov and Daniela Koleva - Editors
CAS/Riva: Sofia, 2010

The studies collected in this publication come as a result of the CAS seminar series "Childhood under Socialism", which was organized in the broader framework of the two-year-long Atelier for Biographical Research. The surveys display a variety of views on the topic of the political projects on childhood imposed by the socialist regime in the course of the different stages of communist governance, the translations of ideological visions into institutional policies and the memories about socialist childhood in its public and private domain. The underlying idea of the book is the definition of a thematic field at the intersection of two recently developing areas - studies of socialism and childhood. The ambition of the authors has been, on the one hand, to present the multifaceted viewpoints on the period (political, social, existential, etc.) and on the other, to provoke scholars' thinking and their prospective research in this area.

© 2009 CAS. All Rights Reserved.
7, Stefan Karadja Str., vh.3 ap. 23, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria, tel.: (+359) 2 980 08 43; 980 37 04, fax: (+359) 2 980 36 62, e-mail:
Made By WF