Politics in color and concrete : socialist materialities and the middle class in Hungary / Krisztina Fehérváry.

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous - the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. This book revisits this history by exploring domestic space in Hungary from the 1950s through the 1990s and reconstructs the mult...

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Main Author: Fehérváry, Krisztina.
Format: Electronic
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]
Series:New anthropologies of Europe.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the qualities of color and concrete
  • Normal life in the former socialist city
  • Socialist realism in the socialist city
  • Socialist modern and the production of demanding citizens
  • Socialist generic and the branding of state socialism
  • Organicist modern and super-natural organicism
  • Unstable landscapes of property, morality, and status
  • The new family house and the new middle class
  • Heterotopias of the normal in private worlds
  • Epilogue.