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The Emergence Of Modern Jewish Politics

The Emergence Of Modern Jewish Politics

Bundism And Zionism In Eastern Europe

New in Paper

Collection of essays by prominent historians, political scientists, and professors of literature that examine the political, social, and cultural impact of Zionism and Bundism on Jewish society.

Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta

Generations of Change in a Model Socialist Town

Kinga Pozniak shows how the political, economic, and social upheavals in Nowa Huta, Poland have profoundly shaped the memory of these events in the minds of three generations of people who lived through them since the end of the Second World War.

Designing Tito’s Capital

Designing Tito’s Capital

Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade

The devastation of World War II left the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade in ruins. Communist Party leader Josip Broz Tito saw this as a golden opportunity to recreate the city through his vision of socialism. In Designing Tito’s Capital, Brigitte Le Normand analyzes the unprecedented planning process called for by the new leader, and the determination of planners to create an urban environment that would benefit all citizens.

The Sacrificed Body

The Sacrificed Body

Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom

Tatjana Aleksic examines the widespread use of the sacrificial metaphor in cultural texts and its importance to sustaining communal ideologies in the Balkan region. Aleksic further relates the theme to the sanctioning of ethnic cleansing, rape, and murder in the name of homogeneity and collective identity. She employs cultural theory, sociological analysis, and human rights studies to expose a historical narrative that is predominant regionally, if not globally.

The Workers’ State

The Workers’ State

Industrial Labor and the Making of Socialist Hungary, 1944–1958

A groundbreaking study of the complexities of the Hungarian working class, its relationship to the Communist Party, and its major political role during the foundational period of socialism (1944-1958).

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 by Choice Magazine

Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity

Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity

Housing in Czechoslovakia, 1945-1960

The first comprehensive history of architectural practice and the emergence of prefabricated housing in the Eastern Bloc. Through discussions of individual architects and projects, as well as building typologies, professional associations, and institutional organization, Zarecor opens a rare window into the cultural and economic life of Eastern Europe during the early postwar period.

Imagining the West in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Imagining the West in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Edited By Gyorgy Peteri

An international group of writers explore conceptualizations of what defined “East” and “West” in Eastern Europe, imperial Russia, and the Soviet Union. The contributors analyze the effects of transnational interactions on ideology, politics, and cultural production.

Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania

Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania

Maria Bucur explores the interactions between the science of eugenics and modernization efforts in Romania between World Wars I and II.

Prague Panoramas

Prague Panoramas

National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century

Examines the creation of symbols of Czech national identity in the public spaces of the city during the twentieth century. These “sites of memory” were attempts to form a cohesive sense of self for a country and a people torn by war, foreign occupation, and internal strife.

After Hitler, Before Stalin

After Hitler, Before Stalin

Catholics, Communists, and Democrats in Slovakia, 1945–1948

Examines the crucial postwar period in Slovakia, following Nazi occupation and ending with the Communist coup of February 1948. Centered on the major political role of the Catholic Church and its leaders, it offers a fascinating study of the interrelationship of Slovak Catholics, Democrats, and Communists. Felak views Communist policies toward Catholics and their strategies to court Catholic voters, and he chronicles the variety of political stances Catholics maintained during Slovakia’s political turmoil.

Elusive Equality

Elusive Equality

Gender, Citizenship, and the Limits of Democracy in Czechoslovokia, 1918-1950

Examines debates over women’s rights in the first half of the twentieth century, to show how Czechs gradually turned away from democracy and established the separation of state and domestic issues, at the expense of personal freedoms.

Organized Labor In Postcommunist States

Organized Labor In Postcommunist States

From Solidarity To Infirmity

Examination of why the power and role of workers’ unions have greatly diminished in the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries since the fall of Communism. Generally surprising turn of events, since organized labor played a large role in regime change.

A New Capitalist Order

A New Capitalist Order

Privatization And Ideology In Russia And Eastern Europe

Examines why privatization was so popular immediately after the fall of communism, and why it has failed in its intended goals of improving the economies of postcommunist countries.

The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havel

The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havel

Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907-1977), founder of Charter 77, influenced the thinking and political leadership of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president.

At the Price of the Republic

At the Price of the Republic

Hlinka’s Slovak People’s Party, 1929–1938

Slovak nationalist sentiment has been a constant presence in the history of Czechoslovakia, coming to head in the torrent of nationalism that resulted in the dissolution of the Republic on January 1, 1993. James Felak examines a parallel episode in the 1930s with Slovak nationalists achieved autonomy for Slovakia-but “at the price” of the loss of East Central Europe’s only parliamentary democracy and the strengthening of Nazi power.

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