Political Lives of Dead Bodies by Katherine Verdery
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Political Lives of Dead Bodies
By Katherine Verdery

The Political Lives of Dead Bodies

Reburial and Postsocialist Change

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Political Lives of Dead Bodies by Katherine Verdery

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Since 1989, scores of bodies across Eastern Europe have been exhumed and brought to rest in new gravesites. Katherine Verdery investigates why certain corpses-the bodies of revolutionary leaders, heroes, artists, and other luminaries, as well as more humble folk-have taken on a political life in the turbulent times following the end of Communist Party rule, and what roles they play in revising the past and reorienting the present. Enlivening and invigorating the dialogue on postsocialist politics, this imaginative study helps us understand the dynamic and deeply symbolic nature of politics-and how it can breathe new life into old bones.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231112314
ISBN-10: 0231112319
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Vanishing Hectare by Katherine Verdery Vanishing Hectare, Paperback (November 2003)

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What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next? by Katherine Verdery What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next?, Paperback (February 1996)

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Author Biography - Katherine Verdery

Katherine Verdery is Eric R. Wolf Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next?; National Ideology Under Socialism; and Transylvanian Villagers.

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