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

ISBN-10: 0253009944
ISBN-13: 9780253009944
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Qualities of Color and Concrete
Normal Life in the Former Socialist City
Socialist Realism in the Socialist City
Socialist Modern and the Production of Demanding Citizens
Socialist Generic and the Branding of State Socialism
Organicist Modern and Super-Natural Organicism
Unstable Landscapes of Property, Morality, and Status
The New Family House and the New Middle Class
Heterotopias of the Normal in Private Worlds
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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