Socialist Spaces: Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

4.25 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781859735336: Socialist Spaces: Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

What were Socialist Spaces? The Eastern Bloc produced distinctive spaces, some of which were fashioned from ideological templates, such as the monumental parade grounds and Red Squares where communist leaders could receive tributes, or new factory cities with towering chimneys and glittering palaces of culture. But what of the grimy toilet in the communal apartment or the forlorn ruins left after the Second World War?This book explores the representation, meanings and uses of space in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1947 and 1991. The essays - written from different disciplinary perspectives - investigate the extent to which actual spaces conformed to the dominant political order in the region. Should, for instance, the creation of private spaces, such as the Russian dacha and the Czech chata, be understood as acts of appropriation in which lives were fashioned against the collective or, alternatively, as 'gifts' given by the State in return for quiescence? Whilst monuments and public spaces were designed to relay official ideology, one of the most notable features of the events that marked the end of the Bloc was the way that they became sites of dissent. Examining the myriad ways in which space was used and conceived within socialist society, this book makes an essential contribution to Eastern European and Soviet Studies and provides significant new angles on the factors that underpinned socialism's eventual downfall.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Crowley Tutor in the History of Design,Royal College of Art Susan E. Reid Lecturer in Russian Visual Arts, University of Sheffield

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781859735381: Socialist Spaces: Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  185973538X ISBN 13:  9781859735381
Publisher: Berg 3PL, 2002
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Crowley
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2002)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2002. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781859735336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
75.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

David Crowley
Published by Bloomsbury 3PL (2016)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury 3PL, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781859735336_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
82.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

David Crowley
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2002)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2002. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781859735336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
89.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.13
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

AUTHOR, DUMMY.
Published by Berg Publishers (2002)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berg Publishers, 2002. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781859735336 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0151188

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9781859735336_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
95.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.What were Socialist Spaces? The Eastern Bloc produced distinctive spaces, some of which were fashioned from ideological templates, such as the monumental parade grounds and Red Squares where communist leaders could receive tributes, or new factory cities with towering chimneys and glittering palaces of culture. But what of the grimy toilet in the communal apartment or the forlorn ruins left after the Second World War?This book explores the representation, meanings and uses of space in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1947 and 1991. The essays - written from different disciplinary perspectives - investigate the extent to which actual spaces conformed to the dominant political order in the region. Should, for instance, the creation of private spaces, such as the Russian dacha and the Czech chata, be understood as acts of appropriation in which lives were fashioned against the collective or, alternatively, as gifts given by the State in return for quiescence? Whilst monuments and public spaces were designed to relay official ideology, one of the most notable features of the events that marked the end of the Bloc was the way that they became sites of dissent. Examining the myriad ways in which space was used and conceived within socialist society, this book makes an essential contribution to Eastern European and Soviet Studies and provides significant new angles on the factors that underpinned socialism s eventual downfall. Seller Inventory # APC9781859735336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
98.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Crowley, David [Editor]; Reid, Susan E. [Editor];
Published by Bloomsbury Academic (2002)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9781859735336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
96.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.13
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. What were Socialist Spaces? The Eastern Bloc produced distinctive spaces, some of which were fashioned from ideological templates, such as the monumental parade grounds and Red Squares where communist leaders could receive tributes, or new factory cities with towering chimneys and glittering palaces of culture. But what of the grimy toilet in the communal apartment or the forlorn ruins left after the Second World War?This book explores the representation, meanings and uses of space in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1947 and 1991. The essays - written from different disciplinary perspectives - investigate the extent to which actual spaces conformed to the dominant political order in the region. Should, for instance, the creation of private spaces, such as the Russian dacha and the Czech chata, be understood as acts of appropriation in which lives were fashioned against the collective or, alternatively, as gifts given by the State in return for quiescence? Whilst monuments and public spaces were designed to relay official ideology, one of the most notable features of the events that marked the end of the Bloc was the way that they became sites of dissent. Examining the myriad ways in which space was used and conceived within socialist society, this book makes an essential contribution to Eastern European and Soviet Studies and provides significant new angles on the factors that underpinned socialism s eventual downfall. Seller Inventory # APC9781859735336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
100.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Berg Publishers (2002)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berg Publishers, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1859735339

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
101.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.57
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 1859735339 ISBN 13: 9781859735336
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. What were Socialist Spaces? The Eastern Bloc produced distinctive spaces, some of which were fashioned from ideological templates, such as the monumental parade grounds and Red Squares where communist leaders could receive tributes, or new factory cities with towering chimneys and glittering palaces of culture. But what of the grimy toilet in the communal apartment or the forlorn ruins left after the Second World War?This book explores the representation, meanings and uses of space in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1947 and 1991. The essays - written from different disciplinary perspectives - investigate the extent to which actual spaces conformed to the dominant political order in the region. Should, for instance, the creation of private spaces, such as the Russian dacha and the Czech chata, be understood as acts of appropriation in which lives were fashioned against the collective or, alternatively, as gifts given by the State in return for quiescence? Whilst monuments and public spaces were designed to relay official ideology, one of the most notable features of the events that marked the end of the Bloc was the way that they became sites of dissent. Examining the myriad ways in which space was used and conceived within socialist society, this book makes an essential contribution to Eastern European and Soviet Studies and provides significant new angles on the factors that underpinned socialism s eventual downfall. Seller Inventory # BZE9781859735336

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
107.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book