State And Society In Communist Czechoslovakia: Transforming The Everyday From Wwii To The Fall Of The Berlin Wall by Roman KrakovskýState And Society In Communist Czechoslovakia: Transforming The Everyday From Wwii To The Fall Of The Berlin Wall by Roman Krakovský

State And Society In Communist Czechoslovakia: Transforming The Everyday From Wwii To The Fall Of…

byRoman Krakovský

Hardcover | August 30, 2018

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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 Krakovský 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 Krakovský 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.
Roman Krakovský is a lecturer at the University of Geneva. He received his PhD in 2012 from the Université Paris-Sorbonne and won a number of awards for his doctoral thesis, among them the Prix d'histoire sociale and the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History.
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Title:State And Society In Communist Czechoslovakia: Transforming The Everyday From Wwii To The Fall Of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 30, 2018Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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