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Title Pleasures in socialism : leisure and luxury in the Eastern Bloc / edited and with an introduction by David Crowley and Susan E. Reid
Published Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, [2010]
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Contents Introduction: Pleasures in socialism? / David Crowley and Susan E. Reid -- Luxury in socialism: an absurd proposition? / Ina Merkel -- Kontra kultura: leisure and youthful rebellion in Stalinist Poland / Katherine Lebow -- Dior in Moscow: a taste for luxury in Soviet fashion under Khrushchev / Larissa Zakharova -- Soviet luxuries from champagne to private cars / Jukka Gronow and Sergei Zhuravlev -- Playing for cultural authority: Soviet TV professionals and the game show in the 1950s and 1960s / Kristin Roth-Ey -- Women on the verge of desire: women, work, and consumption in socialist Czechoslovakia / Paulina Bren -- Camping in East Germany: making "rough" nature more comfortable / Scott Moranda -- "Even under socialism, we don't want to do without love": East German erotica / Josie McLellan -- Inhaling luxury: smoking and anti-smoking in socialist Bulgaria 1947-1989 / Mary Neuburger -- Drink, leisure, and the second economy in socialist Romania / Narcis Tulbure -- Soviet women and fur consumption in the Brezhnev era / Anna Tikhomirova -- Nomenklatura with smoking guns: hunting in communist Hungary's party-state elite / Gyorgy Peteri
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Consumption (Economics) -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Leisure -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Luxuries -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Socialism and culture -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Crowley, David, 1966-
Reid, Susan Emily.
ISBN 0810164744 (electronic bk.)
9780810164741 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)