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Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Paulina Bren and Mary Neuburger


This book is a collection of essays that unwraps the complex world of consumption under communism in postwar Eastern Europe. Its editors have carefully compiled, analyzed, and contextualized new work by both American and European scholars writing from variety of disciplinary perspectives. The result is a fresh look at everyday life under communism that explores the ways people shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, acquired, exchanged and assessed goods. These phenomena, the editors argue, were central to the way that communism was lived and experienced in its widely varied contexts in the regio ... More

Keywords: consumption, communism, leisure, everyday life, tourism, consumer, black market

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199827657
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paulina Bren, editor
Vassar College

Mary Neuburger, editor
University of Texas at Austin

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