Postsocialism by C. M. Hann
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Postsocialism
By C. M. Hann

Postsocialism

Ideals, Ideologies and Practices in Eurasia

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Postsocialism by C. M. Hann

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Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Economic disintegration and political instability have been documented, but the deeper causes have often gone unnoticed. Consequently the solutions proffered, such as the promotion of non-governmental organisations as the foundations of 'civil society', have so far brought little success. Postsocialism presents, for the first time, the anthropological responses to these problems which are all grounded in intensive fieldwork. The authors demonstrate that even when local conditions are specific, the view 'from below' illuminates macro trends. A wide range of topics are discussed, including: *the role of social and cultural capital in determining the 'winners' of rural decollectivization *the devaluation of blue collar labour *the position of Gypsies *the viability of 'multicultural' models in situations of religious differences and ethnic violence *new patterns of consumption in China *the revival of rituals and the healing of socialist 'trauma'. _

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415262576
ISBN-10: 0415262577
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Postsocialism by C. M. Hann Postsocialism, Paperback (December 2001)

Social scientists did not predict the collapse of the socialist system in 1989-91 and their attempts to explain postsocialism have not been comprehensive. Postsocialism presents, for the first time, the anthropological responses to this.

Civil Society by C. M. Hann Civil Society, Hardback (September 1996)

Civil Society argues that civil society should not be studied as a separate, private realm in opposition to the state. To gain a better understanding, everyday social practices, power relations and shared moralities are examined.

Tazlar by C. M. Hann Tazlar, Paperback (April 1980)

In this book, C. M. Hann traces the development of the socialist Tazlar community.

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Author Biography - C. M. Hann

C. M. Hann is Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, which specialises in studies of postsocialist countries. His book Socialism was published by Routledge in 1992.

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