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The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Martha Lampland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In this book it is argued that the commodification of labor in a modern economy relies on complex technical procedures and an extensive institutional infrastructure that precede, and may in fact ... More


Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Lynne Haney

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225718
eISBN:
9780520936102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a powerful, innovative analysis of welfare policies and practices in Hungary from 1948 to the last decade of the twentieth century. Using a compelling mix of archival, interview, and ... More


Maternalizing Need: Specialization and the Quality Control of Motherhood

Lynne Haney

in Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225718
eISBN:
9780520936102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225718.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explicates the dynamics of the maternalist welfare state of the late socialist period (1968–1985) in Hungary by analyzing how social conceptions of the needy were reinvented in maternal ... More


Conclusion

Martha Lampland

in The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion reiterates why studying modernist rationalization in detail provides a clearer understanding of the role agricultural economists and government bureaucrats played in creating wages and ... More


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