Balkan Blues (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
212
Utgivningsdatum
2019-02-01
Förlag
Indiana University Press
Illustrationer
10 black & white
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 12 mm
Vikt
290 g
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1
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423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9780253029140
Balkan Blues (häftad)

Balkan Blues

Consumer Politics after State Socialism

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Balkan Blues explores how a state transitions from the collectivized production and distribution of socialism to the consumer-focused culture of capitalism. Yuson Jung considers the state as an economic agent in upholding rights and responsibilities in the shift to a global market. Taking Bulgaria as her focus, Jung shows how impoverished Bulgarians developed a consumer-oriented society and how the concept of "need" adapted in surprising ways to accommodate this new culture. Different legal frameworks arose to ensure the rights of vulnerable or deceived consumers. Consumer advocacy NGOs and government officers scrambled to navigate unfamiliar EU-imposed models for consumer affairs departments. All of these changes involved issues of responsibility, accountability, and civic engagement, which brought Bulgarians new ways of viewing both their identities and their sense of agency. Yet these opportunities also raised questions of inequality, injustice, and social stratification. Jung's study provides a compelling argument for reconsidering of the role of the state in the construction of 21st-century consumer cultures.
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Yuson Jung is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. She is editor with Jakob Klein and Melissa Caldwell of Ethical Eating in the Postsocialist and Socialist World.

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Acknowledgements Note on Transliteration and Translation Introduction 1. Mente: Consumer Grievances 2. "Needs," Rights, and Protection 3. Consumer Activism? 4. Consumption as Civic Engagement 5. Consumer Politics after State Socialism Epilogue: "Enough is Enough."-The Moral Commitment of the State Appendix. Notes on Fieldwork: An East Asian Ethnographer in Eastern Europe Bibliography Index