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Title LinkCommunism unwrapped : consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe / edited by Paulina Bren and Mary Neuburger.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description xvi, 413 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction / Paulina Bren and Mary Neuburger -- Living large : introduction -- Tuzex and the hustler : living it up in Czechoslovakia / Paulina Bren -- Utopia gone terribly right : plutonium’s "gated communities" in the Soviet Union and the United States / Kate Brown -- "Knife in the water" : competitive consumption in urbanizing Poland / Kacper Poblocki -- Quality control : introduction -- The taste of smoke : bulgartabak and the manufacturing of cigarettes and satisfaction / Mary Neuburger -- Risky business : what was really being sold in the department stores of socialist Eastern Europe? / Patrick Hyder Patterson -- Material harmony : the quest for quality in socialist Bulgaria, 1960s-1980s / Rossitza Guentcheva -- Kitchen talk : introduction -- Eating up Yugoslavia : cookbooks and consumption in socialist Yugoslavia / Wendy Bracewell -- Grounds for discontent? : coffee from the black market to the kaffeeklatsch in the GDR / Katherine Pence -- From black caviar to blackouts : gender, consumption, and lifestyle in Ceausescu’s Romania / Jill Massino -- To market, to market -- : introduction -- The "socialist bourse" : alcohol, reputation, and gender in Romania’s second economy during the 1980s / Narcis Tulbure -- The extraordinary career of Feketevágo Ur : wood theft, pig-killing, and entrepreneurship in communist Hungary, 1948-1956 / Karl Brown -- Keeping it close to home : resourcefulness and scarcity in late socialist and post-socialist Poland / Malgorzata Mazurek -- Constructive criticism : introduction -- Kids, cars, or cashews? : debating and remembering consumption in socialist Hungary / Tamas Dombos and Lena Pellandini-Simanyi -- The house that socialism built : reform, consumption and inequality in postwar Yugoslavia / Brigitte Le Normand -- Shop around the bloc : trader tourism and its discontents on the East German-Polish border / Mark Keck-Szajbel -- Index.
Subject LinkCommunism -- Europe, Eastern.
LinkConsumption (Economics)
LinkLifestyles -- Europe, Eastern.
Add.Author LinkBren, Paulina.
LinkNeuburger, Mary, 1966-

System Number 000662265
ISBN Link9780199827671 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0199827672 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780199827657 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link0199827656 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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