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The Trabant in Transition More PowerPoint presentations from Andrew Asher This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported.
A lot of the ethnographic examples that Petryna uses in Life Exposed translate everything we have been talking about recently in class about biological citizenship and seeking justice for health problems due to the Chernobyl disaster. However, I liked the ethnographic … Continue reading
I really liked this movie for a couple of reasons. Like we said in class, it is always nice to learn about a topic or era through visual media instead of trying to comprehend it from a text. In this … Continue reading
Book Review 11/1/11 Avery Faigen The Political Lives of Dead Bodies By: Katherine Verdery This book is unique in its context and is like nothing I have ever read before. In this book, Verdery analyzes politics in the post-socialist … Continue reading
I thought this movie was a great reflection of how advertising has a hold on its audience, even when the advertising is telling consumers not to come to their opening or to not spend money at their supermarket. The idea … Continue reading
We have spent much time distinguishing between socialism, capitalism, and communism and the events in between that have changed history. In this case, baby food is the focus of this immense change which is seen through the stages of socialism … Continue reading
Verdery clearly expresses the discrepancies between socialist production and consumption, which help to explain the fall of socialism. Production and consumption have two different focuses that also differ politically in socialism and capitalism. I really liked that Verdery used examples … Continue reading