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Peasants under siege : the collectivization of Romanian agriculture, 1949-1962

Author: Gail Kligman; Katherine Verdery
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1949, Romania's fledgling communist regime unleashed a radical and brutal campaign to collectivize agriculture in this largely agrarian country, following the Soviet model. Peasants under Siege provides the first comprehensive look at the far-reaching social engineering process that ensued. Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery examine how collectivization assaulted the very foundations of rural life, transforming  Read more...
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Kligman, Gail.
Peasants under siege.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011012452
(OCoLC)709890496
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Kligman; Katherine Verdery
ISBN: 9781400840434 1400840430 9786613163868 6613163864
OCLC Number: 744616945
Awards: Winner of Association of Women in Slavic Studies: Heldt Prize 2012
Winner of Society for Romanian Studies Book Prize 2011
Commended for American Sociological Association Comparative & Historical Sociology Section Barrington Moore Award 2012
Commended for American Sociological Association - Political Sociology: Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship 2012
Commended for Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize 2012
Winner of Society for Romanian Studies Book Prize 2013
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 508 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Laying the groundwork --
The Soviet blueprint --
The village community and the politics of collectivization, 1945-62 --
Creating party cadres --
Pedagogies of power : technologies of rural transformation --
Pedagogies of knowledge production and contestation --
Pedagogies of persuasion --
Fomenting class war --
Outcomes --
The collectives are formed --
The restratification and bureaucratization of rural life --
Conclusion --
Appendix I. Project and participants --
Appendix II. Methodology --
Appendix III. List of interviewers and respondents.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Gail Kligman, Katherine Verdery.

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Provides a comprehensive look at the social engineering process that ensued. This title examines how collectivization assaulted the foundations of rural life, transforming village communities that  Read more...

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