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Title A Tale of Two Villages : Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside
Published CEU Press 2010
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Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents The argument -- Two villages -- The construction and the deconstruction of rural property -- The invention of social conflict -- The destruction and replacement of the elite -- The manipulation of lifestyles -- From the dependent peasant to the citizen-peasant : the bases of a rural political culture -- Between the past and the future
Summary This dramatic story of land and power from twentieth-century Eastern Europe is set in two extraordinary villages: a rebel village, where peasants fought the advent of Communism and became its first martyrs, and a model village turned forcibly into a town, Dictator Ceausescu's birthplace. The two villages capture among themselves nearly a century of dramatic transformation and social engineering, ending up with their charged heritage in the present European Union
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Collective farms -- Romania -- History -- 20th century
Farmers -- Romania -- History -- 20th century
Agricultural Economics.
Business & Economics.
Collective farms.
Farmers.
Rural conditions.
Social conditions.
Romania -- Rural conditions
Romania -- Social conditions -- 1945-1989.
Romania.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010008976
ISBN 1283248425
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9781283248426
9782821815209
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