On the Social Life of Postsocialism

On the Social Life of Postsocialism

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Anthropologist Daphne Berdahl was one of the leading scholars of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in central and eastern Europe. From her pathbreaking ethnography of a former East German border village in the aftermath of German reunification, to her insightful analyses of consumption, nostalgia, and citizenship in the early 21st century, Berdahl's writings probe the contradictions, paradoxes, and ambiguities of postsocialism as few observers have done. This volume brings together her essays, from an early study of memory at the Vietnam War memorial in Washington, D.C., to research on consumption and citizenship undertaken in Leipzig in the years before her untimely death. It serves as a superb introduction to the development of the field of postsocialist cultural studies.... become an increasingly profitable industry. one product of and catalyst for the current ostalgie boom is a card game, ... the way. ferner osten (far east) is another board game in which teams of a€œcollectivesa€ are asked to answer trivia questionsanbsp;...

Title:On the Social Life of Postsocialism
Author:Daphne Berdahl, Matti Bunzl
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2010


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