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Verdery, Katherine 1948-

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Works: 61 works in 240 publications in 5 languages and 12,120 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Personal narratives  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, dgs
Classifications: HX373.5, 338.9498
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Most widely held works about Katherine Verdery
 
Most widely held works by Katherine Verdery
National ideology under socialism : identity and cultural politics in Ceauşescu's Romania by Katherine Verdery( )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current transformation of many Eastern European societies is impossible to understand without comprehending the intellectual struggles surrounding nationalism in the region. Anthropologist Katherine Verdery shows how the example of Romania suggests that current ethnic tensions come not from a resurrection of pre-Communist Nationalism but from the strengthening of national ideologies under Communist Party rule." --Publisher's description
What was socialism, and what comes next? by Katherine Verdery( )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the first anthropologists to work in Eastern Europe, Katherine Verdery had built up a significant base of ethnographic and historical expertise when the major political transformations in the region began to take place. In this book, which deals with the aftermath of Soviet-style socialism and the different forms that may replace it, she explores the nature of socialism in order to understand more fully its consequences. By analyzing her primary data from Romania and Transylvania and synthesizing information from other sources, Verdery lends a distinctive anthropological perspective to a variety of themes common to political and economic studies on the end of socialism: themes such as "civil society," the creation of market economies, privatization, national and ethnic conflict, and changing gender relations. Infused by an ethnographic sensibility, the book rejects the assumption of a transition to capitalism in favor of investigating local processes on their own terms
Peasants under siege : the collectivization of Romanian agriculture, 1949-1962 by Gail Kligman( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 village communities that were organized around kinship and status hierarchies into segments of large bureaucratic organizations, forged by the language of "class warfare" yet saturated with vindictive personal struggles. Collectivization not only overturned property relations, the authors argue, but was crucial in creating the Party-state that emerged, its mechanisms of rule, and the "new persons" that were its subjects. The book explores how ill-prepared cadres, themselves unconvinced of collectivization's promises, implemented technologies and pedagogies imported from the Soviet Union through actions that contributed to the excessive use of force, which Party leaders were often unable to control. In addition, the authors show how local responses to the Party's initiatives compelled the regime to modify its plans and negotiate outcomes. Drawing on archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic data, "Peasants under Siege" sheds new light on collectivization in the Soviet era and on the complex tensions underlying and constraining political authority"--provided by publisher
The political lives of dead bodies : reburial and postsocialist change by Katherine Verdery( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the Past ten Years, as the socialist regimes of Eastern Europe have given way to new political systems, an unusual pattern has emerged. In each country of the former East Bloc, the bodies of revolutionary leaders, heroes, artists and other luminaries, as well as more humble folk, have been taken from their graves - and in many cases repatriated - to be reinterred in new locations. What forces inspired these exhumations of long-dead spirits of Eastern Europe's past, and what are the effects for the living of removing the bones of the dead from their resting places for ceremonial - or unceremonious - reburial? In The Political Lives of Dead Bodies, renowned anthropologist Katherine Verdery examines Eastern Europe's political transformation, exploring the sacred and symbolic ways that people redefine themselves, their history, and their world when new political orders are installed."--Jacket
Secrets and truths : ethnography in the archive of Romania's secret police by Katherine Verdery( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain transition : ethnographies of change in the postsocialist world by Michael Burawoy( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of ethnographies offers a picture of change in Russia and Eastern Europe. The authors challenge the idea that we can understand this transformation by the predictable models, whether capitalism, post-socialism, modernity, or postmodernity
The vanishing hectare : property and value in postsocialist Transylvania by Katherine Verdery( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Pronunciation, Romanian Names, Terms, and Translations -- Introduction: Property, Value, and Global Transformation -- PART I: MAKING, UNMAKING, AND REMAKING OWNERS -- 1. Property in Socialism: Collectivization, Administrative Rights, and the Circulation of Goods -- Collectivizing Land -- The Organization of Socialist Property -- Socialist Property in Process -- Implications -- 2. Unmaking Socialist Agriculture: Contexts of Restitution in the 1990s -- Comparative Decollectivizations -- Legislating Decollectivization in Romania -- Government Policy Toward Agriculture -- Property and Politics -- 3. How Hectares Vanished: Decollectivization Politics in Vlaicu -- Village Particulars -- Undoing the Collective -- Chicanery in the Commune -- Compromised Legitimacy -- 4. New Kin, New Serfs, New Masters: Transformed Social Relations and the Meanings of Land -- Kinship, Labor, and Social Conflict -- Meanings of Land -- Local Values and Central Directives -- PART II: REALIZING THE POWERS OF OWNERSHIP -- 5. The Death of a Peasantry: From Smallholders to Rentiers -- Working Land -- The Crisis of Labor -- Devaluation and Revaluation -- Demodernized Peasants -- 6. Of Credits and Credibility: The Rise and Fall of the Vlaicu Association -- Context -- Creating an Association -- Securing Land and Labor -- Capital Inputs: Equipment, Materials, and Tillage -- Collapse -- Comparative Associations -- Associations as Heirs of Socialism -- 7. The Dynamics of Decapitalization: The Fate of Vlaicu's State Farms -- Privatizing Romania's State Farms -- State Farms in Vlaicu -- From Showcase State Farm to the Auction Block -- The Dynamics of Devaluation -- 8. From Debts to Dallas: Value Transformation and the Rise of Supertenants -- Trajectories into Commercial Farming
Property in question : value transformation in the global economy( )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Offering a fresh perspective on contemporary economic transformation, Property in Question is a long overdue investigation of the power of the 'private property' concept, as well as an exploration of how the global economy may be subtly changing what 'property' means and how we relate to it
Transylvanian villagers : three centuries of political, economic, and ethnic change by Katherine Verdery( Book )

18 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National character and national ideology in interwar Eastern Europe( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Qué era el socialismo y por qué se desplomó? by Katherine Verdery( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Țărănimea și puterea : procesul de colectivizare a agriculturii în România (1949-1962)( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Romanian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic stratification in the European periphery : the historical sociology of a Transylvanian village by Katherine Verdery( )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Hungarian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets and truths : knowledge practices of the Romanian secret police by Katherine Verdery( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between past and future : the revolutions of 1989 and their aftermath( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The list of contributors is impressive withnot a single dull chapter...; the editors are to be congratulated for making available such a stimulating and timely, if not timeless, collection" - Slavic Review "[T]his is a book that will serve many intellectual tastes and interests, and that will certainly prove thought provoking for anyone who reads it... I recommend it to anybody who wants to witness the analythical depth and span with which the meaning of 1989 can be approached." - Extremism & Democracy The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe provides the starting point for this thought-provoking analysis. Between Past and Future reflects upon the past ten years and considers what lies ahead for the future. An international group of distinguished academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in a lively exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions. At a crossroads between past and future, the contributors to this seminal volume address all the crucial issues -- liberal democracy and its enemies, modernity and discontent, economic reforms and their social impact, ethnicity, nationalism and religion, geopolitics, electoral systems and political power, European integration and the tragic demise of Yugoslavia. Based on the results of recent research on the ideologies behind one of the most dramatic systematic transformations in world history, and including contributions from some of the world's leading experts, Between Past and Future is an essential reference book for scholars and students of all levels, policy-makers, journalists and the general reader interested in the past and future prospects of Central & Eastern Europe
Nationalism and national sentiment in post-socialist Romania by Katherine Verdery( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life as a spy : investigations in a secret police file by Katherine Verdery( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Verdery analyzes the 2,781 page surveillance file the Romanian secret police compiled on her during her research trips to Transylvania in the 1970s and 1980s. Reading it led her to question her identity and also revealed how deeply the secret police was embedded in everyday life
Between past and future : the revolutions of 1989 and their aftermath by Sorin Antohi( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The list of contributors is impressive withnot a single dull chapter ... ; the editors are to be congratulated for making available such a stimulating and timely, if not timeless, collection"--Slavic Review "[T]his is a book that will serve many intellectual tastes and interests, and that will certainly prove thought provoking for anyone who reads it ... I recommend it to anybody who wants to witness the analythical depth and span with which the meaning of 1989 can be approached." - Extremism & Democracy The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe provides the starting point for this thought-provoking analysis. Between Past and Future reflects upon the past ten years and considers what lies ahead for the future. An international group of distinguished academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in a lively exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions. At a crossroads between past and future, the contributors to this seminal volume address all the crucial issues -- liberal democracy and its enemies, modernity and discontent, economic reforms and their social impact, ethnicity, nationalism and religion, geopolitics, electoral systems and political power, European integration and the tragic demise of Yugoslavia. Based on the results of recent research on the ideologies behind one of the most dramatic systematic transformations in world history, and including contributions from some of the world's leading experts, Between Past and Future is an essential reference book for scholars and students of all levels, policy-makers, journalists and the general reader interested in the past and future prospects of Central & Eastern Europe
Romanian identity and cultural politics under Ceaușescu : an example from philosophy by Katherine Verdery( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity and local systems : the religious organization of Welshness by Katherine Verdery( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What was socialism, and what comes next?
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What was socialism, and what comes next?Peasants under siege : the collectivization of Romanian agriculture, 1949-1962The political lives of dead bodies : reburial and postsocialist changeUncertain transition : ethnographies of change in the postsocialist worldThe vanishing hectare : property and value in postsocialist TransylvaniaProperty in question : value transformation in the global economy
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Verdery, Katherine 1948-

Вердери, Кэтрин

Кетрін Вердері

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