Europe: Lives in Transition

Europe: Lives in Transition

By: Tim Unwin (author), Bettina van Hoven (author)Paperback

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contents

1 Introduction (Bettina van Hoven, Tim Unwin, Alienke Jansen) Thinking about transition Approach of this book Pedagogical structure The themes References 2 Transition in context: Theory in post-socialist transformations (John Pickles, Tim Unwin) Liberal political economies of transition Grounded theory and the cultural turn Renegotiating Cold War politics Cultural memory and post-socialist identities Theorizing borderlands Redrawing state boundaries and the cultural identities of borderlands Borders, identities and the return to Europe Rethinking state socialist history Globalization and Pan-European geographies Conclusion Suggested reading References 3 Understanding transition (Bettina van Hoven) A `West side' (short) story `East is East' Understanding transition Them and Us Defining the Other "I am an interesting oddity" Conclusion References 4 Researching transition (Bettina van Hoven (with all contributors)) Edwin Bakker Thomas Boren Moya Flynn Simon Groen Ignes Gulyas Kathrin Hoerschelmann Bettina van Hoven Margareta Lelea Carmella Pfaffenbach Sari Poeyhoenen Izabela Robinson Alison Stenning Nigel Swain Aurora Trif Craig Young, Sylwia Kaczmarek and Chrissie Gibson 5 Identities (Bettina van Hoven) Finding facts Understanding terms and concepts Identities in transition Place identities in LodY/ Poland Place identities in St. Petersburg/ Russia Place identities in Mecklenburg-Westpommerania/ the former GDR Claiming identities in Thuringia/ the former GDR Claiming identities in Russia Gender identities in the former GDR Review and discussion Perception and opinion Suggested reading 6 Relationships (Bettina van Hoven) Finding facts Understanding terms and concepts Relationships in transition Remembering the co-operative A feeling of sameness Holding the co-operative together Starting disintegration of the community Disturbance in the community Friendships Families: children and parents Marriage Re-establishing new relationships? New community members Review and discussion Perception and opinion Suggested reading 7 Production (Bettina van Hoven) Finding facts Understanding terms and concepts Production in transition Regional strategies within a Special Economic Zone Business expansion for profit Survival strategies Success Struggle Exploitation Restructuring (a manufacturing enterprise in Poland) Restructuring (publishing houses in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) Positive experiences with Western management practices Negative reactions to Western management practices Review and discussion Perception and opinion Suggested reading 8 Consumption (Bettina van Hoven) Finding facts Understanding terms and concepts Consumption in transition Tourism and travel Opportunity: means to develop identity Opportunity: choice Barrier: estrangement Barrier: lack of money Consuming the natural environment/ Russia Consuming the natural environment/ Poland A system for consumption/ Poland A system for consumption/ Hungary Selling the city/ Poland Review and discussion Perception and opinion Suggested reading 9 Power (Bettina van Hoven) Finding facts Understanding terms and concepts Power in transition Collaboration between authorities and NGOs The power of the people Outside the circle of power Past empowerment The next generation Departure Uncertainty and neglect Review and discussion Perception and opinion Suggested reading 10 Looking back on `Lives in transition' (Bettina van Hoven) Materials

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780130910905
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 198
  • ID: 9780130910905
  • ISBN10: 0130910902

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