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

Author: Gail Kligman; Katherine Verdery
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Kligman; Katherine Verdery
ISBN: 9780691149721 9780691149738 0691149720 0691149739
OCLC Number: 769232044
Notes: 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
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 SRS Book Prize, The Society for Romanian Studies 2013
Winner of Barbara Jelavich Book Prize, ASEEES 2012 (United States)
Winner of Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) 2012 (United States)
Winner of Heldt Prize for Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies, Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2012
Commended for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology Section, American Sociological Association 2012 (United States)
Commended for Barrington Moore Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association 2012 (United States)
Commended for 2012 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, ASEEES 2012 (United States)
Short-listed for "Choice"'s "Outstanding Academic Titles" 2012 2012
Description: xix, 508 s. : ill. ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

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