Posted by Aisseco on Apr 3, 2018
Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe
Sorin Radu, Cosmin Budeanca (curatori) Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe. Perceptions, Attitudes, Propaganda Serie: Mainzer Beiträge zur Geschichte Osteuropas Bd. 8, 2016, 798 S., 69.90 EUR, 69.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90715-8 The book offers a comparative perspective regarding the communist transformation of the countryside within “Soviet Bloc” countries, mainly focusing on organization and political practices within the rural areas, land reforms and collectivization of agriculture, social change and rural mentality, political instruments of the communist regimes for transforming the village: between coercion and resistance; communist propaganda and agitation in the rural world; cultural propaganda and representations of the countryside in the official discourse in the “Eastern Bloc”. Sorin Radu is Professor habil. at the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu (Romania), dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Science and head of the Research Centre of Patrimony and Socio-Cultural History. Cosmin Budeanca is expert at The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, Bucharest, Romania. ...