Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

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Indiana University Press, 2013. szept. 16. - 312 oldal

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous—the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits this history by exploring domestic space in Hungary from the 1950s through the 1990s and reconstructs the multi-textured and politicized aesthetics of daily life through the objects, spaces, and colors that made up this lived environment. Krisztina Féherváry shows that contemporary standards of living and ideas about normalcy have roots in late socialist consumer culture and are not merely products of postsocialist transitions or neoliberalism. This engaging study decenters conventional perspectives on consumer capitalism, home ownership, and citizenship in the new Europe.

 

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The Qualities of Color and Concrete
1
Normal Life in the Former Socialist City
27
Socialist Realism in the Socialist City
52
Socialist Modern and the Production of Demanding Citizens
78
Socialist Generic and the Branding of State Socialism
111
Organicist Modern and SuperNatural Organicism
139
Unstable Landscapes of Property Morality and Status
164
The New Family House and the New Middle Class
189
Heterotopias of the Normal in Private Worlds
220
Epilogue
239
Notes
245
Bibliography
261
Index
281
About the Author
291
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Krisztina Fehérváry is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.

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