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Postsocialism: Ideals, Ideologies and Practices in Eurasia

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Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Economic disintegration and political instability have been documented, but the deeper causes have often gone unnoticed. Consequently the solutions proffered, such as the promotion of non-governmental organisations as the foundations of 'civil society', have so far brought little success.

Postsocialism presents, for the first time, the anthropological responses to these problems which are all grounded in intensive fieldwork. The authors demonstrate that even when local conditions are specific, the view 'from below' illuminates macro trends. A wide range of topics are discussed, including:

*the role of social and cultural capital in determining the 'winners' of rural decollectivization

*the devaluation of blue collar labour

*the position of Gypsies

*the viability of 'multicultural' models in situations of religious differences and ethnic violence

*new patterns of consumption in China

*the revival of rituals and the healing of socialist 'trauma'. _

Synopsis:

Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Postsocialism presents, for the first time, the anthropological responses to this.

Synopsis:

Social scientist did not predict the collapses of the socialist system in 1989-91. Their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. This book examines why, for the first time from an anthropological standpoint.

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ISBN:
9780415262576
Other:
Hann, C. M.
Publisher:
Routledge
Other:
Hann, C. M.
Editor:
Hann, C. M.
Author:
Hamm, C. M.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Post-communism
Subject:
Social history -- 1970-
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.92x6.78x.99 in. 1.49 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Postsocialism presents, for the first time, the anthropological responses to this.
"Synopsis" by , Social scientist did not predict the collapses of the socialist system in 1989-91. Their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. This book examines why, for the first time from an anthropological standpoint.
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