The Vanishing Hectare

ISBN: 9780801488696 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2003 Autor: Katherine Verdery Brand: Cornell University Press Editură: Cornell University Press Distribuitor: Gardners Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 432 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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In most countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the fall of communism opened up the possibility for individuals to acquire land. Based on Katherine Verdery's extensive fieldwork between 1990 and 2001, The Vanishing Hectare explores the importance of land and land ownership to the people of one Transylvanian community, Aurel Vlaicu. Verdery traces how collectivized land was transformed into private property, how land was valued, what the new owners were able to do with it, and what it signified to each of the different groups vying for land rights. Verdery tells this story about transforming socialist property forms in a global context, showing the fruitfulness of conceptualizing property as a political symbol, as a complex of social relations among people and things, and as a process of assigning value. This book is a window on rural life after socialism but it also provides a framework for assessing the neo-liberal economic policies that have prevailed elsewhere, such as in Latin America. Verdery shows how the trajectory of property after socialism was deeply conditioned by the forms property took in socialism itself; this is in contrast to the image of a "tabula rasa" that governed much thinking about post-socialist property reform.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istorie regionala
Perioada Istorica
Epoca contemporana
Autor
Katherine Verdery
Data Publicarii
2003
Editura
Cornell University Press
Inaltime
23
Latime
15
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
432
Subtitlu
Property and Value in Postsocialist Transylvania
Isbn 10
0801488699
Isbn 13
9780801488696
Bic
HBDW3
Titlu Original
The Vanishing Hectare
Brand
Cornell University Press
Distribuitor
Gardners
Greutate
680
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