The Social Legacy of Communism / Edition 1by James R. Millar
Pub. Date: 05/28/2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Current work on the transition from communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has emphasized the "polity" and the "economy"; this book treats four basic areas: ethnic issues, deviance and health, social cleavages, and labor and elitism. See more details below
Current work on the transition from communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has emphasized the "polity" and the "economy"; this book treats four basic areas: ethnic issues, deviance and health, social cleavages, and labor and elitism.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - social legacies and the aftermath of communism James R. Millar; Part I. Ethnic Issues; 2. Making up for lost choice: the shaping of ethnic identity in post-sovietia Peter Juviler; 3. From ethnicity to nationalism: turmoil in the Russian mini-empire Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer; 4. Ethnicity, nationalism and the communist legacy in eastern Europe Maria N. Todorova; Part II. Deviance and Health; 5. The social construction of deviance and the transition from communist rule Andrea Stevenson Sanjian; 6. Crime and the collapse of the soviet state Louise Shelley; 7. Drug abuse in eastern Europe John M. Kramer; 8. Post-communist medicine: morbidity, mortality and the deteriorating health situation Mark G. Field; 9. Health and mortality in eastern Europe: retrospect and prospect Nicholas Eberstadt; Part III. Social Cleavages; 10. Communism's legacy and Russian youth Richard B. Dobson; 11. The social legacy of communism: women, children, and the feminization of poverty Gail Kligman; Part IV. Labor and Elitism; 12. Elitism in post-communist Russia Mervyn Matthews; 13. Labour politics in post-communist Russia: a preliminary assessment Walter D. Connor; 14. Unemployment in the former Soviet Union William Moskoff; Part V. Conclusion; 15. Reflections on the social legacy of communism Joseph S. Berliner.
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