Communism, once heralded as the "radiant future" of all humanity, has now become part of Eastern Europe's past. What does the record say about the legacy of communism as an organizational system? Michael Burawoy and Janos Lukacs consider this question from the standpoint of the Hungarian working class. Between 1983 and 1990 the authors carried ...
Communism, once heralded as the "radiant future" of all humanity, has now become part of Eastern Europe's past. What does the record say about the legacy of communism as an organizational system? Michael Burawoy and Janos Lukacs consider this question from the standpoint of the Hungarian working class. Between 1983 and 1990 the authors carried out intensive studies in two core Hungarian industries, machine building and steel production, to produce the first extended participant-observation study of work and politics in state socialism. "A fascinating and engagingly written eyewitness report on proletarian life in the waning years of goulash communism. . . . A richly rewarding book, one that should interest political scientists in a variety of subfields, from area specialists and comparativists to political economists, as well as those interested in Marxist and post-Marxist theory." Elizabeth Kiss, "American Political Science Review" "A very rich book. . . . It does not merely offer another theory of transition, but also presents a clear interpretive scheme, combined with sociological theory and vivid ethnographic description." Ireneusz Bialecki, "Contemporary Sociology" "Its informed skepticism of post-Communist liberal euphoria, its concern for workers, and its fine ethnographic details make this work valuable." "akos Rona-Tas, "American Journal of Sociology""
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Very Good in Very Good jacket. Clean, bright pages; no owners' marks; square, tight binding, full cloth cover only modestly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Jacket has a short scratch and tear at the bottom right front, a tiny white spot at the top front, and some sunning along the spine, otherwise clean and now protected in a clear sleeve.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Shelfwear is very minor. DJ protected in Mylar wraps. NOT ex-library. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. Dust jacket is rubbed, a little wear at extremities, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. "The wittiest, most penetrating, most complete analysis of the last stage of East European state socialism written so far." (jacket blurb) Includes Notes, Bibliography, Index. 8vo 8"-9" tall. 215 pages. C3.
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