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Language intermediaries and local agency: peacebuilding, translation/interpreting and political disempowerment in 'mature' post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). Language intermediaries and local agency: peacebuilding, translation/interpreting and political disempowerment in 'mature' post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina. Journal of War and Culture Studies,

The peace negotiations that ended the 1992–95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina established a constitutional system of ethnic power-sharing that satisfied its signatories (the presidents of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia) enough for war to cease and provided for... Read More

What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (in press). What female pop-folk celebrity in south-east Europe tells postsocialist feminist media studies about global formations of race. Feminist Media Studies, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2019.1599035

Feminist media studies of postsocialism are well practised at explaining how ideologies of gender and nation reinforce each other amid neoliberal capitalism on Europe’s semi-periphery. They extend this, by critiquing media marginalization of Roma, in... Read More

Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight? (2019)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2019). Textual representation, class exploitation and the postcolonial: is the proletariat always in twilight?. New perspectives : interdisciplinary journal of Central & East European politics and international relations, 27(1), 3-8

Commentary on Rade Zinaic, 'Twilight of the Proletariat: Reading Critical Balkanology as Liberal Ideology' (New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central and East European Politics 25:1 (2017), 19-54)

Interviewing for research on languages and war (2019)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2019). Interviewing for research on languages and war. In M. Kelly, H. Footitt, & M. Salama-Carr (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict, 157-179. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04825-9_8

Many participants in conflict have experienced it through mediations of meaning between languages, and whole categories of participants have even often gone unnoticed in the study of war because of the historic ‘invisibility’ of languages and transla... Read More

Unsung heroism?: showbusiness and social action in Britain’s military wives choir(s) (2018)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2018). Unsung heroism?: showbusiness and social action in Britain’s military wives choir(s). In V. Kitchen, & J. G. Mathers (Eds.), Heroism and Global Politics, 122-146. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In 2011, the BBC documentary The Choir visited military bases in Devon to film with wives and partners of British servicemen who had been deployed to Afghanistan. Amid a growing convergence between popular entertainment, popular militarism, and ‘Reme... Read More

Book Review: Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania (2018)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2018). Book Review: Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania. Central Europe, 16(1), 55-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790963.2018.1498576

Review of Nicholas Tochka, 'Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania' (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Postcoloniality without race? Racial exceptionalism and south-east European cultural studies (2018)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2018). Postcoloniality without race? Racial exceptionalism and south-east European cultural studies. Interventions : international journal of postcolonial studies, 20(6), 759-784. doi:10.1080/1369801X.2018.1492954

The black Dutch feminist Gloria Wekker, assembling past and present everyday expressions of racialized imagination which collectively undermine hegemonic beliefs that white Dutch society has no historic responsibility for racism, writes in her book W... Read More

Race and the Yugoslav region: postsocialist, post-conflict, postcolonial? (2018)
Book
Baker, C. (2018). Race and the Yugoslav region: postsocialist, post-conflict, postcolonial?. United Kingdom: Manchester University Press

This is the first book to situate the territories and collective identities of former Yugoslavia within the politics of race - not just ethnicity - and the history of how ideas of racialised difference have been translated globally. The book connects... Read More

Gender in 20th century eastern Europe and the USSR (2016)
Book
C. Baker (Ed.), (2016). Gender in 20th century eastern Europe and the USSR

A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer... Read More

Mapping the nexus of transitional justice and peacebuilding (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C., & Obradovic-Wochnik, J. (2016). Mapping the nexus of transitional justice and peacebuilding. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 10(3), (281-301). doi:10.1080/17502977.2016.1199483. ISSN 1750-2977

This paper explores the convergences and divergence between transitional justice and peace-building, by considering some of the recent developments in scholarship and practice. We examine the notion of ‘peace’ in transitional justice and the idea of... Read More

Book review: Hromadžić, Azra. 2015. Citizens of an empty nation: youth and state-making in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 239 pp. Hb: £39.00. ISBN: 9780812247008 (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2016). Book review: Hromadžić, Azra. 2015. Citizens of an empty nation: youth and state-making in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 239 pp. Hb: £39.00. ISBN: 9780812247008. Social anthropology : the journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists = Anthropologie sociale, 24(2), 260-261. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12278

Writing about embodiment as an act of translation (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, C. (2016). Writing about embodiment as an act of translation. Critical military studies, 2(1-2), 120-124. https://doi.org/10.1080/23337486.2016.1139314

Writing about embodiment is an act of compression: reducing the sensory complexity of someone else’s physical experience, or even one’s own, into written language that somebody else will understand through sight or sound. It is an act of abstraction,... Read More