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The Resource State and society in communist Czechoslovakia : transforming the everyday from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Roman Krakovsky

State and society in communist Czechoslovakia : transforming the everyday from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Roman Krakovsky

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State and society in communist Czechoslovakia : transforming the everyday from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall
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State and society in communist Czechoslovakia
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transforming the everyday from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall
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Roman Krakovsky
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eng
Summary
Across central and eastern Europe after World War II, the newly established communist regimes promised a drastic social revolution that would transform the world at great pace and pave the way to a socialist future. Although many aspects of this utopian project are well known - such as fast-paced industrialisation, collectivisation and urbanisation - the regimes even sought to transform the ways in which their citizens interacted with each other and the world around them. Using a unique analytical model based on an amalgam of anthropology, sociology, history and extensive archival research, award-winning scholar Roman Krakovsky here considers the Czechoslovakian attempt to 'reinvent the world' - 'time' and 'space' included - in this all-encompassing way. Ranging from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, his innovative analysis variously considers the impact of Stakhanovism, the impossible-to-achieve production targets intended to assert socialism's future potential; the attempt to replace Sunday's Christian attributes with socialist ones; and the profound changes brought about to the public and private spheres, including the culture of informing and the ways this was circumvented. Across a wide range of case studies Krakovsky demonstrates both the far-reaching extent of the communist vision and the inherent flaws and contradictions that gradually destabilised it. This in-depth perspective is vital reading for all scholars of twentieth century history and politics.--
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Krakovský, Roman
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International library of twentieth century history
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  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
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State and society in communist Czechoslovakia : transforming the everyday from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Roman Krakovsky
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent
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on1043055319
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23 cm
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xx, 323 pages
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9781784539146
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1043055319
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State and society in communist Czechoslovakia : transforming the everyday from WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Roman Krakovsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043055319
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 323 pages
Isbn
9781784539146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1043055319

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