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The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Postsocialist Transylvania (Culture and Society After Socialism)

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In most countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the fall of communism opened up the possibility for individuals to acquire land. Based on Katherine Verdery's extensive fieldwork between 1990 and 2001, "The Vanishing Hectare explores the importance of land and land ownership to the people of one Transylvanian community. Aurel Vlaicu. Verdery traces how collectivized land was transformed into private property, how land was valued, what the new owners were able to do with it, and what it signified to each of the different groups vying for land rights. Verdery tells this story about transforming socialist property forms in a global context, showing the fruitfulness of conceptualizing property as a political symbol, as a complex of social relations among people and things, and as a process of assigning value. This book is a window on rural life after socialism but it also provides a framework of assessing the neo-liberal economic policies that have prevailed elsewhere, such as in Latin America. Verdery shows how the trajectory of property after socialism was deeply conditioned by the forms property took in socialism itself; this is in contrast to the image of a "tabula rasa" that governed much thinking about post-socialist property reform.

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ISBN:
9780801488696
Author:
Verdery, Katherine
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Post-communism
Subject:
Peasantry
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Romania
Subject:
Land reform
Subject:
Transylvania
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Land reform - Romania - Transylvania
Subject:
Peasantry - Romania - Transylvania
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Copyright:
Series:
Culture and Society After Socialism
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.26x6.12x1.10 in. 1.47 lbs.

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