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Book/Printed Material Everyday life under communism and after : lifestyle and consumption in Hungary, 1945-2000

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Title

  • Everyday life under communism and after : lifestyle and consumption in Hungary, 1945-2000

Summary

  • "By providing a survey of consumption and lifestyle in Hungary during the second half of the twentieth century, this book shows how common people lived during and after tumultuous regime changes. After an introduction covering the late 1930s, the study centers on the communist era, and goes on to describe changes in the post-communist period with its legacy of state socialism. Tibor Valuch poses a series of questions. Who could be called rich or poor and how did they live in the various periods? How did living, furnishings, clothing, income and consumption mirror the structure of the society and its transformations? How could people accommodate their lifestyles to the political and social system? How specific to the regime was consumption after the communist takeover, and how did it change after the demise of the regime? The answers, based on micro-histories, statistical data, population censuses and surveys help to understand the complexities of daily life, not only in Hungary, but also in other communist regimes in east-central Europe, with insights on their antecedents and afterlives"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Valuch, Tibor, author
  • Lo Bello, Maya J., translator

Created / Published

  • Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2021.

Contents

  • List of figures -- List of tables -- List of acronyms -- Introduction -- Chapter One The study of Hungarian everyday life: historiography, methods, and concepts -- Chapter Two Two hundred Pengős a month, five hundred forints, two thousand forints...: financial circumstances, prices, wages, and income inequalities in everyday life -- Chapter Three From plentiful privation to a consumer society: the changes and characteristics of consumer consumption -- Chapter Four This is how we lived: housing conditions, usage of living space, and interior decoration -- Chapter Five "Well-dressed and fashionable": changes in clothing styles, habits, and fashion -- Chapter Six "We ate, we drank, we filled our stomachs": nutrition, eating, and dietary habits -- Conclusions -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index.

Headings

  • -  Consumption (Economics)--Hungary--History--20th century
  • -  Lifestyles--Hungary--History--20th century
  • -  Social change--Hungary--History--20th century
  • -  Hungary--Economic conditions--20th century
  • -  Hungary--History--1945
  • -  Hungary--Politics and government--1945-1989
  • -  Hungary--Politics and government--1989
  • -  Hungary--Social conditions--20th century
  • -  Hungary--Social life and customs--20th century

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • -  Translated from the Hungarian.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xiv, 492 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DB920.5

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021758579

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Chicago citation style:

Valuch, Tibor, Author. Everyday life under communism and after: lifestyle and consumption in Hungary, -2000. translateds by Lo Bello, Maya J.Lator Budapest ; New York: Central European University Press, 2021. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758579/.

APA citation style:

Valuch, T. (2021) Everyday life under communism and after: lifestyle and consumption in Hungary, -2000. Lo Bello, M. J. L., trans Budapest ; New York: Central European University Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758579/.

MLA citation style:

Valuch, Tibor, Author. Everyday life under communism and after: lifestyle and consumption in Hungary, -2000. trans by Lo Bello, Maya J.Lator Budapest ; New York: Central European University Press, 2021. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021758579/>.