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In the second chapter, Adriana Petryna talks about “a foreign burden”. That foreign burden refers to the internal radiation that workers and citizens had after Chernobyl. Dmytro was a miner from the coal-mining region of Donbas in Ukraine. He was … Continue reading
I really enjoyed this movie for many reasons. First, I think it connected well to the course. Throughout the movie I was able to recognize the extreme corruption. Although they did not specifically suggest or tell us why it was … Continue reading
Annie Goldman ANTH- book review How Russia Really Works by Alena V. Ledeneva Building from her previous book, Russia’s Economy of Favours, Alena V. Ledeneva reflects on the economic and political practices in Post-soviet Russia in her book How Russia … Continue reading
Goodbye Lenin helped me grasp the differences between idealized socialism and the reality of what socialism became. Before watching the movie, I had a hard time really picturing the effect of sociology on everyday lives. When I was able to … Continue reading
I have to admit the film was nothing like I had expected. At the very beginning when the film directors/producers introduced their project I had a basic understanding of what their idea was and how they would go about it … Continue reading
Capital was beginning to circulate across national boundaries at an increasing rate in capitalist countries around the 1970s. Under Fordism, this capital had stayed mainly within the borders of one domestic economy. Not only capital, but also goods were being … Continue reading
The ways in which socialist property policies and practices were carried out caused many conflicts. Conflicts arose not only in relationships between the government and the people, but also between the people themselves. These were neighbors, friends, and even family … Continue reading