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The Resource Unending capitalism : how consumerism negated China's communist revolution, Karl Gerth, (electronic resource)

Unending capitalism : how consumerism negated China's communist revolution, Karl Gerth, (electronic resource)

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Unending capitalism : how consumerism negated China's communist revolution
Title
Unending capitalism
Title remainder
how consumerism negated China's communist revolution
Statement of responsibility
Karl Gerth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What forces shaped the twentieth-century world? Capitalism and communism are usually seen as engaged in a fight-to-the-death during the Cold War. With the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party aimed to end capitalism. Karl Gerth argues that despite the socialist rhetoric of class warfare and egalitarianism, Communist Party policies actually developed a variety of capitalism and expanded consumerism. This negated the goals of the Communist Revolution across the Mao era (1949-1976) down to the present. Through topics related to state attempts to manage what people began to desire - wristwatches and bicycles, films and fashion, leisure travel and Mao badges - Gerth challenges fundamental assumptions about capitalism, communism, and countries conventionally labeled as socialist. In so doing, his provocative history of China suggests how larger forces related to the desire for mass-produced consumer goods reshaped the twentieth-century world and remade people's lives.--
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1966-
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Gerth, Karl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumers
  • Communism
  • Capitalism
  • China
  • China
Label
Unending capitalism : how consumerism negated China's communist revolution, Karl Gerth, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139025225
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139025225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521868464
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1127137514
Label
Unending capitalism : how consumerism negated China's communist revolution, Karl Gerth, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139025225
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139025225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521868464
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1127137514

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