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Throughout Life Exposed, Adriana Petryna gives ethnographic examples of people who were effected by the Chernobyl disaster. Choose one example that you find compelling and explain why. How is this person expressing biological citizenship and/or seeking justice? Your response is … Continue reading
Please post your brief commentary on Goodbye Lenin! in the comments section of this post.
Please write a short reaction/reflection on the film Chesky Sen (Czech Dream). You may wish to consider one or more of the following questions: How was identity being constructed/manipulated? How was consumption represented? Was the project ethical? What themes in … Continue reading
Your task for this assignment is to write an academic review of the book you’ve chosen to read from the supplemental reading list. Academic book reviews are a specific genre of writing intended to help inform scholars about the content … Continue reading
Choose one of the following terms or concepts and discuss its significance at the Alima-Gerber production plant. How does this term or concept relate to the economic restructuring process in post-socialist Poland? Fordism Taylorism Flexible Accumulation Balcerowicz Plan Niche Marketing
For our Sept. 29 class meeting, we will be building a collaborative timeline depicting the collapse of socialist governments in Eastern Europe in 1989 to 1991. Each student will be responsible for building a timeline for one country, as assigned … Continue reading
For this week’s blog post, please reflect on some of the ways socialist property policies and practices affected the process of agricultural decollectivization in Romania. What were some of the problems created by attempting to reintroduce individual ownership of agricultural … Continue reading
Reflect on Katherine Verdery’s description of socialist production and consumption in What was Socialism and What Comes Next. How do these practices differ from the types of capitalist production and consumption that we are more familiar with? Post your response on … Continue reading