Transforming Peasants, Property and Power

Transforming Peasants, Property and Power

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The result of a project initiated and coordinated by Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery, research for this volume was conducted by a group of twenty anthropologists, historians, sociologists, and literary critics from Romania, United States, and Great Britain. Employing interdisciplinary methods and using a wealth of previously unexplored archival and oral sources, the authors managed to produce the most solid monograph to date on the process of collectivization in Romania. Book jacket.For example, in 1960, 245 households had electricity; by the end of the 1970s, Santana was entirely electrified. ... A large house, a motorcycle, or later on, a car gradually replaced land accumulation as markers of high social standing, as did jobs not requiring manual labor. ... See Romeo Trifa, Monografia comunei SAcntana, Raionul Cris, Re- giunea Crisana (Manuscript, Santana library, 1967), 21.

Title:Transforming Peasants, Property and Power
Author:Constantin Iordachi
Publisher:Central European University Press - 2009


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