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Author Fehérváry, Krisztina.

Title Politics in Color and Concrete [electronic resource] : Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (322 pages).
Series New Anthropologies of Europe
New anthropologies of Europe.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Qualities of Color and Concrete; 1: Normal Life in the Former Socialist City; 2: Socialist Realism in the Socialist City; 3: Socialist Modern and the Production of Demanding Citizens; 4: Socialist Generic and the Branding of State Socialism; 5: Organicist Modern and Super-Natural Organicism; 6: Unstable Landscapes of Property, Morality, and Status; 7: The New Family House and the New Middle Class; 8: Heterotopias of the Normal in Private Worlds; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography.
Note IndexAbout the Author.
Summary Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits this history by exploring domestic space in Hungary from the 1950s through the 1990s and reconstructs the multi-textured and politicized aesthetics of daily life through the objects, spaces, and colors that made up this lived environment. Krisztina Féherváry shows that contemporary standards of living and ideas about normalcy have roots in late socialist consumer culture and are not me.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Hungary -- Civilization.
Hungary -- Economic conditions.
Hungary -- Social conditions.
Material culture -- Political aspects -- Hungary.
Consumption (Economics) -- Political aspects -- Hungary.
Middle class -- Hungary.
Post-communism -- Hungary.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fehérváry, Krisztina. Politics in Color and Concrete : Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2013 9780253009913
ISBN 9780253009968 (electronic bk.)
0253009960 (electronic bk.)
9780253009913 (cl ; alk. paper)
025300991X (cl ; alk. paper)
9780253009944 (pb ; alk. paper)
0253009944 (pb ; alk. paper)