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Author Horváth, Sándor, author

Title Stalinism reloaded : everyday life in Stalin-City, Hungary / Sándor Horváth ; translated by Thomas Cooper
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
Contents Part 1. Identities -- Myths -- Downtown America -- Urban villagers -- Part 2. Relationships -- Family -- Abortion -- Divorce -- Part 3. Hierarchy -- Bars -- Hooligans -- Slums -- Prostitution
Summary "The Hungarian city of Sztálinváros, or 'Stalin-City, ' was intended to be the paradigmatic urban community of the new communist society in the 1950s. In Stalinism Reloaded, Sándor Horváth explores how Stalin-City and the socialist regime were built and stabilized not only by the state but also by the people who came there with hope for a better future. By focusing on the everyday experiences of citizens, Horváth considers the contradictions in the Stalinist policies and the strategies these bricklayers, bureaucrats, shop girls, and even children put in place in order to cope with and shape the expectations of the state. Stalinism Reloaded reveals how the state influenced marriage patterns, family structure, and gender relations. While the devastating effects of this regime are considered, a convincing case is made that ordinary citizens had significant agency in shaping the political policies that governed them"--Provided by publisher
Notes Partially based on 2004 dissertation entitled A kapu és a határ, mindennapi Sztálinváros
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City and town life -- Hungary -- Dunaújváros -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- Social aspects -- Hungary -- Dunaújváros -- History -- 20th century.
Dunaújváros (Hungary) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Dunaújváros (Hungary) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Hungary -- Social policy.
Sztálinváros (Hungary) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Sztálinváros (Hungary) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Horváth, Sándor. Kapu és a határ, mindennapi Sztálinváros
LC no. 2016055324
ISBN 0253026865 (electronic bk.)
9780253026866 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)