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Author Šmejkalová, Jiřina.

Title Cold War books in the "other" Europe and what came after / by Jiřina Šmejkalová
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 409 pages)
Series Library of the written word ; v. 11
The industrial world ; v. 2
Library of the written word ; 11.
Library of the written word. Industrial world ; v. 2.
Contents Introduction -- What do we know about (totalitarian) books? -- Monitoring the 'Red model' -- The ambiguities of censorship and resistance -- Suppressing the margins -- Performing silences -- The literary establishment -- Discontinuous continuities -- Freedom in print -- The paper revolutionaries -- Instead of a conclusion
Summary Drawing on analyses of the socio-cultural context of East and Central Europe, with a special focus on the Czech cultural dynamics of the Cold War and its aftermath, this book offers a study of the making and breaking of the centrally-controlled system of book production and reception. It explores the social, material and symbolic reproduction of the printed text, in both official and alternative spheres, and patterns of dissemination and reading. Building on archival research, statistical data, media analyses, and in-depth interviews with the participants of the post-1989 de-centralization and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Book industries and trade -- Czech Republic
Book industries and trade -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century
Books and reading -- Czech Republic
Books and reading -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century
Book industries and trade -- Political aspects -- Europe, Eastern
Books and reading -- Political aspects -- Europe, Eastern
Censorship -- Europe, Eastern
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Commerce.
Book industries and trade.
Book industries and trade -- Political aspects.
Books and reading.
Books and reading -- Political aspects.
Censorship.
Post-communism.
Buchproduktion
Buchhandel
Zensur
Leseverhalten
Sozialismus
Buch.
Ost-West-Konflikt.
Czech Republic.
Czechoslovakia.
Eastern Europe.
Osteuropa
Tschechoslowakei
Tschechische Republik
Tschechoslowakei.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010028429
ISBN 9789004193574
900419357X