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Introduction 1

János Kornai

in Dynamism, Rivalry, and the Surplus Economy: Two Essays on the Nature of Capitalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334766
eISBN:
9780199369416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334766.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the first part of the book entitled Innovation. It considers the postsocialist transformation, i.e., the shift from ... More


Locked Doors

David Henig

in Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043291
eISBN:
9780252052170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043291.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses a key theme in the debates on post-Ottoman societies: what does it mean to live together? And what does it mean to share a social space with others? What do these question mean ... More


“Money Flowed Like a River”: Materialities of Speculation

Smoki Musaraj

in Tales from Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750335
eISBN:
9781501750366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750335.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the materialities of speculative finance. It starts with accounts of “stacks and sacs of cash” that circulated at the firms then reviews the changes in the forms and functions ... More


Reflection of Historical Reality in People’s Minds

János Kornai

in Dynamism, Rivalry, and the Surplus Economy: Two Essays on the Nature of Capitalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334766
eISBN:
9780199369416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334766.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter attempts to distinguish the historical reality of postsocialist transformation and technical progress from the reflection of that reality in people's minds. It discusses the ... More


Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary

Maya Nadkarni

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750175
eISBN:
9781501750205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750175.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the changing fates of the socialist past in postsocialist Hungary. The book introduces the concept of “remains”—both physical objects and cultural remainders—to analyze all ... More


Banishing Remains: The Statue Park Museum

Maya Nadkarni

in Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750175
eISBN:
9781501750205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750175.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter narrates the early years of postsocialist transformation as Hungarians sought to make remake themselves as new national subjects amid the remains of multiple discredited pasts and failed ... More


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