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Getting by in Postsocialist Romania

Labor, the Body, and Working-class Culture (New Anthropologies of Europe)

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        StatementIndiana University Press
        PublishersIndiana University Press
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        LC ClassificationsJanuary 30, 2008
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 107 p. :
        Number of Pages59
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        ISBN 100253349575
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Notes Works Cited Index The book is a valuable contribution to the field of postsocialist studies offering a compassionate discussion of the day-to-day experience of the depressed former industrial worker.

Today, they are a rarely noted casualty of postsocialist transformations. Jung's study provides a compelling argument for reconsidering of the role of the state in the construction of 21st-century consumer cultures.

Its depth and accessibility make it useful to university courses in cultural anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology. Drawing on more than three decades of fieldwork, he presents many narratives from select individuals, in their own words, providing a poignant and illuminating perspective on the everyday lives of ordinary people.

Getting By in Postsocialist Romania: Labor, the Body, and Working

In so doing he provides a contribution to the ethnography of eastern Europe that speaks poignantly to broader discussions of work, class, and gender under neoliberalism. Jung's study provides a compelling argument for reconsidering of the role of the state in the construction of 21st-century consumer cultures. The workers strive to maintain "a tenuous hold on life, work, family, and community" in the face of economic restructuring, privatization, and buyouts.

In the postsocialist era, as a transformed Romania becomes a consumer society, the miners are the "canaries in the coal mine of postsocialism," Kideckel asserts.

Getting By in Postsocialist Romania: Labor, the Body, and Working

Author : Claudia Strauss ISBN : 9783319723419 Genre : Psychology File Size : 45. A rich investigation of the tools of neo-liberal governance and the responses of entrepreneurs and families in changing societies, this book reveals the full complexity of the relationship between historically and socially embedded economic practices, and the increasing influence of libertarian political and economic thought on public policy, institutional reform, and civil society initiatives.

Different legal frameworks arose to ensure the rights of vulnerable or deceived consumers. The author finds fear and alienation due to their precarious job status, declining health and loss of a social safety net.

Houses of Stone or of Straw? By this selective perception, the workers create a feeling of frustration that hinders effective agency. The Getting by in Postsocialist Romania decade has witnessed a massive movement of people in response to rising inequalities as a result of political changes and economic reforms implemented across the continent.

This book contains many firsthand accounts from workers, grounding Kideckel's generalizations in the gritty lives endured by the miners and their families. As the contributions to this volume demonstrate, even as forms of industrial heritage provide anchors of identity for local populations, their meanings remain deeply contested, as both radical and conservative varieties of nostalgia intermingle with critical approaches and straightforward apologias for a past that was often full of pain, exploitation and struggle.

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