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Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe (Paperback)

Edited by Bren, Paulina
Edited by Neuburger, Mary

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Communism Unwrapped is a collection of essays that unwraps the complex world of consumption under communism in postwar Eastern Europe, featuring new work by both American and European scholars writing from variety of disciplinary perspectives. The result is a fresh look at everyd...ay life under communism that explores the ways people shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, acquired, exchanged and assessed goods. These phenomena, the editors argue, were central to the way that communism was lived and experienced in its widely varied contexts in the region. Consumption pervaded everyday life far more than most other political and social phenomena. From design, to production, to retail sales and black market exchange, Communism Unwrapped follows communist goods from producer to consumer, tracing their circuitous routes. In the communist world this journey was rife with its own meanings, shaped by the special political and social circumstances of these societies. In examining consumption behind the Iron Curtain, this volume builds on a new field of study. It brings dimension and nuance to our understanding of the communist period and a new perspective to our current analyses of consumerism.
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ISBN 9780199827671
Released NZ 27 Sep 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780199827671
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 27 Sep 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
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Author(s) Edited by Bren, Paulina
Edited by Neuburger, Mary
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
European History
European history: from c 1900 -
Marxism & Communism
International Relations
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 161mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 947.0009045
Weight 564g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Consumption (Economics), Communism - Europe, Eastern, Lifestyles - Europe, Eastern
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly