Pleasures in Socialism

Pleasures in Socialism

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Essays from top scholars address topics ranging from fashion and game shows to smoking and camping. The authors of the essays in this collection investigate the ways in which pleasurable activities, like many other facets of daily life, were both a space in which these communist governments tried to insinuate themselves and thereby further expand the reach of their authority, and also an opportunity for people to assert their individuality.Increasing numbers of cars needed more and better roads, service and repair stations, spare parts, oil and gasoline supplies, ... It is interesting that the Lada service network was the first ofits kind in the whole country in any field of technicalanbsp;...

Title:Pleasures in Socialism
Author:David Crowley, Susan E. Reid
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 2010-10-31


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