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Böröcz, József


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József Böröcz
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 1992
Dr.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004

Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Office: Davison Hall, 132A
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Dr. Böröcz's interests include narrative and visual sociologies of historical experiences, politics and performing arts, knowledge and otherness, large-scale (indeed global) transformations, and intersections of political economy, geopolitics, coloniality, ethics, aesthetics and power. He is the author of The European Union and Global Social Change: A Critical Geopolitical Economic Analysis (Routledge, UK, 2009, also published in Hungarian, Kalligram 2018), Hasított fa: A világrendszerelmélettől a globális struktúraváltásokig (l’Harmattan, 2017) Leisure Migration: A Sociological Study on Tourism (Pergamon Press, 1996), co-editor of and contributor to three collections: El ultimo europeo: Imperialismo, xenofobia y derecha radical en la Unión Europea (Madrid: La oveja roja, 2014) and Empire's New Clothes: Unveiling EU-Enlargement, (an e-book available online, published by the online journal Central Europe Review, 2001), A New World Order? Global Transformation in the Late 20th Century (Greenwood Press, 1995), and Gender and Nation (a Special Block in the journal East European Politics and Societies). His most recent journal publications include “Performing socialist Hungary in China: ‘modern, Magyar, European’.” Cold War History, 2018, 2 (April 30) and (with Mahua Sarkar): “The Unbearable Whiteness of the Polish Plumber and the Hungarian ‘Peacock Dance’ Around ‘Race’.” Slavic Review. 76, 2 (Summer 2017): 307-314. For more details, consult his website listed above.