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CEU Press publish 2nd OtF OA book

Opening the Future programme publishes 2nd OA book, with more in pipeline

Published onJan 17, 2022
CEU Press publish 2nd OtF OA book

COPIM is pleased to announce that the Opening the Future programme at Central European University Press has accrued enough library support to publish another open access (OA) monograph: Constructing Identities over Time: “Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary by Jekatyerina Dunajeva. This is hot on the heels of the release of their first OA book.

The programme devised by COPIM is gaining momentum and already making a difference with five books in total now funded and available, or in production.

To read and download the book: (PDF chapters) / (single PDF book)

Opening the Future at CEU Press is a cost-effective way for libraries to increase their digital collections on the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. Subscribing libraries get unlimited multi-user access to curated packages of books, with perpetual access after three years. The Press uses membership funds to produce new frontlist titles in open access format. All OA titles are available via Project MUSE, OAPEN and the Open Research Library, and are findable on DOAB. 

Author Jekatyerina Dunajeva said: 

"It is an honour to have my book published in Open Access. I frequently receive emails from scholars around the world asking if I might share my work, often citing prohibitive prices charged for publications. As a researcher of social inequalities, I believe equal access to knowledge is a necessary first step towards an equitable and democratic system of scholarship. Constructing Identities over Time is part of a newly-launched book series in Critical Romani Studies at CEU Press and I hope that one day more books in the series might also be published OA.”

Further titles will be announced very soon and advance notice will be given to avoid any double-dipping. The Press is recording their progress and plans for OA books in 2022 on the website at


PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New open access book out now from CEU Press: freely available to anyone worldwide for download and sharing. Also available to buy in print.

Constructing Identities over Time:
“Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary

Jekatyerina Dunajeva

ISBN: 978-963-386-415-9 cloth

$65.00 / €55.00 / £47.00

Part of the Critical Romani Studies Book Series

December 2021, 238 pages, 4 tables, 17 figures

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