Slavic Review

"This is an important book. The collectivization of agriculture in Romania and elsewhere in the formerly east central European socialist world has come and gone, but issues like the relationship of states to local communities, the meanings and contradictions of property (both to individuals and to systems of government and control), and the social effects and strains resulting from transformations in property regimes remain with us, in some instances stronger than before. Furthermore, the volume’s importance and possibilities are enhanced by the multidisciplinary, multinational, multigenerational cast of authors brought together by Katherine Verdery and Gail Kligman in a multiyear project to explore the vicissitudes of these processes with a clear ethnographic focus on Romania, but with an eye to the world."
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Constantin Iordachi
Dorin Dobrincu
$115.00 / €105.00 / £90.00