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Greengrocer and His TV The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring

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ISBN-10: 0801476429

ISBN-13: 9780801476426

Edition: 2011

Authors: Paulina Bren

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The 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia brought an end to the Prague Spring and its promise of "socialism with a human face." Before the invasion, Czech reformers had made unexpected use of television to advance political and social change. In its aftermath, Communist Party leaders employed the medium to achieve "normalization," pitching television stars against political dissidents in a televised spectacle that defined the times. The Greengrocer and His TV offers a new cultural history of communism from the Prague Spring to the Velvet Revolution that reveals how state-endorsed ideologies were played out on television, particularly through soap opera-like serials. In focusing on the…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English