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Author Svasek, Maruska.

Title Postsocialism : Politics and Emotions in Central and Eastern Europe / Maruska Svesek
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2013
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Contents Postsocialism; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. Nostalgia and the Emotional Economy; Chapter 2. Social Suffering and Political Protest; Chapter 3. Sentiments and/as Property Rights; Chapter 4. Postsocialist Ownership; Chapter 5. Claiming Ownership in Postwar Croatia; Chapter 6. 'The First Europeans' Fantasy of Slovenian Venetologists; Chapter 7. Strategies of Resistance in the Polish Campaign against EU Membership; Chapter 8. The Misgivings of Democracy; Chapter 9. The Dynamics of Trust and Mistrust in Poland; Afterword; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary In many parts of post-socialist Europe the tumultuous political and economic developments have generated strong emotions, ranging from hope and euphoria to disappointment, envy, disillusionment, sorrow, loneliness, and hatred. Yet these aspects have been largely neglected in analyses of the profound transformations that have taken place in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990. Based on a wide variety of ethnographic case studies focusing on Russian, Siberian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Czech, and Polish communities, this volume proves the significance of emotions to post-socia
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Subject Emotions.
Ethnopsychology -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857455591 (electronic bk.)
9780857455598 (electronic bk.)