Negotiating Normality: Everyday Lives in Socialist Institutions

Negotiating Normality: Everyday Lives in Socialist Institutions

by Daniela Koleva


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412855839
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Memory and Narrative Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Daniela Koleva is associate professor at the department of history and theory of culture, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. Her work is widely published in international journals and collective volumes. Additionally, she has written two books in Bulgarian and has edited volumes in Bulgarian and English.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Socialist Normality: Euphemization of Power or Profanation of Power? Daniela Koleva vii

1 "Living and Working Together": Formal and Personal Relations Between Workers of the Polish State-Owned Farms Ewelina Szpak 1

2 "Women Workers" in Hungary: Identities and Everyday Lives (Microhistorical Analysis of Life-Story Interviews) Eszter Zsófia Tóth 23

3 Yesterday's Heroes: Spinning Webs of Memory in a Postsocialist Textile Factory in Slovenia Nina Vodopivec 43

4 Negotiating Spare Time: Magic at Work in the Everyday Life of a Bulgarian Socialist School Nadezhda Galabova 63

5 Contested Normality: Negotiating Masculinity in Narratives of Service in the Yugoslav People's Army Tanja Petrovic 83

6 Experiencing Socialism: Female Singers in Southeastern Serbia Ana Hofman 103

7 Eating Well in Times of Scarcity: Reactions, Perceptions, and Negotiation of Shortages in 1980s' Romania Simina Badica 121

8 Resistance in Consumption: In Search of a Negotiating Agent Valentina Gueorguieva 151

9 Housing as a Norm and as an Everyday Life Strategy in Communist Czechoslovakia (1968-89) Hana Pelikánová 175

10 The Indifferent, the Obedient, and the Adjusted: Three Women's Narratives about Socialism in Croatia Sanja Potkonjak 195

The Authors 219

Index 223

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