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From Black Caviar to Blackouts: Gender, Consumption, and Lifestyle in Ceauşescu’s Romania

Jill Massino

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a historical analysis of the gender implications of consumption in postwar Romania. As Jill Massino explores, Romania as elsewhere in the Bloc, experienced “liberalization” in the ... More


Keeping It Close to Home: Resourcefulness and Scarcity in Late Socialist and Postsocialist Poland

Małgorzata Mazurek

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

A history of shortages and scarcity in postwar Eastern Europe has usually been narrated in terms of its potential to provoke mass political action or else as individual cultural practices, such as ... More


The Cool Persona in New Objectivity Literature; or, Figures Devoured by the Shadows They Cast

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201095
eISBN:
9780520916418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains that the cool conduct's ritual, actions, and lifestyle inscribe themselves as traces of separation within the world of fusion's imaginary spaces—birth memories, faith in the ... More


Revolutions

Marie Cerna, John Davis, Robert Gildea, and Piotr Osęka

in Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199587513
eISBN:
9780191747557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587513.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Revolutions’, examines the varying forms in which activists conceived of revolution, whether in political terms, above all as a Marxist proletarian revolution, or cultural or lifestyle ... More


Drop-outs

John Davis and Juliane Furst

in Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199587513
eISBN:
9780191747557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587513.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 7, ‘Drop-outs’, examines two experiments in communal living in very different political contexts—London and Leningrad. It explores the creation of intimate spaces on the margins of ... More


Socialism in One Dormitory: Student Communes

Andy Willimott

in Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725824
eISBN:
9780191792793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725824.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 charts the rise of the first communes inside the dormitories of higher education. Building on the ‘discussion circles’ (kruzhki) formed by pre-revolutionary student radicals, the communes ... More


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