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What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next?

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Among the first anthropologists to work in Eastern Europe, Katherine Verdery had built up a significant base of ethnographic and historical expertise when the major political transformations in the region began to take place. In this collection of essays dealing with the aftermath of Soviet-style socialism and the different forms that may replace it, she explores the natur ...more
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Published May 14th 2014 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 1996)
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This was assigned reading for several classes I've taken and I definitely found it useful, insightful and the writing style enjoyable. Especially combined with thinkers such as Kornai, Verdery is an essential tool to deep thinking on the tenants of socialism.
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