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Solovyovo: The story of Memory in a Russian Village is an ethnography written by Margaret Paxson, who spent seventeen months in the rural Russian village of Solovyovo in the early 1990s, post Glasnost and Perestroika. She lived with an elderly … Continue reading
The movie we watched in class, the documentary, was interesting in that I feel it raised moral questions. I don’t really think there was anything wrong with fooling people, but I also don’t think it reflects badly on people that … Continue reading
The first three chapters of Privatizing Poland are interesting not because they contain a lot of new information; through the rest of the readings the class has done, we know the basic problems caused by governments shifting from socialism to … Continue reading
Patriotism seems to be the main topic covered in Chapters four and five of Verdery’s “What was Socialism, and What Comes Next?”. Patriotism had a strongly felt resurgence throughout the formerly-socialist east. Verdery claims that this resurgence was due to … Continue reading
According to Katherine Verdery’s analysis, capitalism and socialism differ as they have fundamentally different objectives. There is much direct juxtaposition when comparing the two systems. The point of capitalism is to cater to the public, those with purchasing power, producing … Continue reading