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Markets and moralities [electronic resource] : ethnographies of postsocialism / edited by Ruth Mandel and Caroline Humphrey.

Contributor(s): Mandel, Ruth Ellen, 1955- | Humphrey, Caroline.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Berg, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 p.).ISBN: 1845205537; 9781845205539; 9781859735725 (cloth); 185973572X (cloth); 9781859735770 (pbk.); 1859735770 (pbk.); 0585484341 (electronic bk.); 9780585484341 (electronic bk.); 1280339187; 9781280339189.Other title: Markets & moralities [Cover title].Subject(s): Free enterprise -- Europe, Eastern | Free enterprise -- Former Soviet republics | Post-communism -- Case studies | Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 1989- | Former Soviet republics -- Economic conditions | Post-communism | Nachfolgestaaten | Wirtschaftsreform | Sowjetunion | Osteuropa | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- CommerceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Markets and moralities.DDC classification: 380.1/0947 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The market in everyday life : ethnographies of postsocialism / Caroline Humphrey and Ruth Mandel -- Women and the culture of entrepreneurship in Soviet and post-Soviet Azerbaijan / Farideh Heyat -- The shame and pride of market activity : morality, identity and trading in postsocialist rural Bulgaria / Deema Kaneff -- Heritage and enterprise culture in Archangel, northern Russia / Julian Watts -- Dealing with money : zlotys, dollars and other currencies in the Polish highlands / Frances Pine -- Chasing moths : cleanliness, intimacy and progress in Romania / Adam Drazin -- Re-constructing the "normal" : identity and the consumption of western goods in Estonia / Sigrid Rausing -- Manufacturing the new consumerism : fast-food restaurants in postsocialist Hungary / Andr�e P. Czegl�edy -- Coping with the market in rural Ukraine / Louise Perrotta -- Mongolia in the "age of the market" : pastoral land-use and the development discourse / David Sneath -- Broadening the concept of privatization : gender and development in rural Kazakhstan / Rosamund Shreeves.
Summary: Before the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, private marketeering was regarded not only as criminal, but even immoral by socialist regimes. Ten years after taking on board western market-orientated shock therapy, post-socialist societies are still strugg ling to come to terms with the clash between these deeply engrained moralities and the daily pressures to sell and consume. This book explores the new market and its resulting contradictions in a rapidly developing Eastern Europe and Russia. Will Western fast-food industries irrevocably alter local culinary practices? What effect has the privati
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Originally presented at workshops held at University College London.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The market in everyday life : ethnographies of postsocialism / Caroline Humphrey and Ruth Mandel -- Women and the culture of entrepreneurship in Soviet and post-Soviet Azerbaijan / Farideh Heyat -- The shame and pride of market activity : morality, identity and trading in postsocialist rural Bulgaria / Deema Kaneff -- Heritage and enterprise culture in Archangel, northern Russia / Julian Watts -- Dealing with money : zlotys, dollars and other currencies in the Polish highlands / Frances Pine -- Chasing moths : cleanliness, intimacy and progress in Romania / Adam Drazin -- Re-constructing the "normal" : identity and the consumption of western goods in Estonia / Sigrid Rausing -- Manufacturing the new consumerism : fast-food restaurants in postsocialist Hungary / Andr�e P. Czegl�edy -- Coping with the market in rural Ukraine / Louise Perrotta -- Mongolia in the "age of the market" : pastoral land-use and the development discourse / David Sneath -- Broadening the concept of privatization : gender and development in rural Kazakhstan / Rosamund Shreeves.

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Before the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, private marketeering was regarded not only as criminal, but even immoral by socialist regimes. Ten years after taking on board western market-orientated shock therapy, post-socialist societies are still strugg ling to come to terms with the clash between these deeply engrained moralities and the daily pressures to sell and consume. This book explores the new market and its resulting contradictions in a rapidly developing Eastern Europe and Russia. Will Western fast-food industries irrevocably alter local culinary practices? What effect has the privati

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