Altering states : ethnographies of transition in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union / edited by Daphne Berdahl, Matti Bunzl and Martha Lampland

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Subjects: Post-communism--Europe, Eastern
Post-communism--Former Soviet republics
Europe, Eastern--Social conditions--1989-
Former Soviet republics--Social conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2000
LC Classification: H, HN
Physical Description: vi, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: An Anthropology of Postsocialism / Daphne Berdahl 1
Talking Transit and Spectating Transition: The Moscow Metro / Alaina Lemon 14
To Hear the Voices Still Heard: On Synagogue Restoration in Eastern Europe / Philip V. Bohlman 40
The Prague Experience: Gay Male Sex Tourism and the Neocolonial Invention of an Embodied Border / Matti Bunzl 70
Contested Landscapes: Reconstructing Environment and Memory in Postsocialist Saxony-Anhalt / Hermine G. De Soto 96
The Shape of National Time: Daily Life, History, and Identity during Armenia's Transition to Independence, 1991-1994 / Stephanie Platz 114
Memory, History, and Remembrance Work in Dresden / Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke 139
"We've Kicked the Habit": (Anti)Politics of Art's Autonomy and Transition in Hungary / Anna Szemere 158
Tropes of Depth and the Russian Soul: Openings and Closings in Post-Soviet Siberia / Dale Pesmen 181
Afterword / Martha Lampland 209
References 219
Contributors 241
Index 243
Additional Authors: Berdahl, Daphne, 1964-
Bunzl, Matti, 1971-
Lampland, Martha, 1952-
Notes: LCCN: 00020478
ISBN: 0472110586 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0472086170 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-239) and index
Contents: Introduction: an anthropology of postsocialism / Daphne Berdahl -- Talking transit and spectating transition: the Moscow metro / Alaina Lemon -- To hear the voices still heard: on synagogue restoration in Eastern Europe / Philip V. Bohlman -- The Prague experience: gay male sex tourism and the neocolonial invention of an embodied border / Matti Bunzl -- Contested landscapes: reconstructing environment and memory in postsocialist Saxony-Anhalt / Hermine G. De Soto -- The shape of national time: daily life, history, and identity during Armenia's transition to independence, 1991-1994 / Stephanie Platz -- Memory, history, and remembrance work in Dresden / Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke -- "We've kicked the habit": (anti)politics of art's autonomy and transition in Hungary / Anna Szemere -- Tropes of depth and the Russian soul: openings and closings in post-Soviet Siberia / Dale Pesman
OCLC Number: 43227363
ISBN/ISSN: 0472110586