The Currency of Socialism

The Currency of Socialism
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ISBN-13:
9780521743600
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
04.11.2014
Seiten:
398
Autor:
Jonathan R. Zatlin
Gewicht:
603 g
Format:
234x156x21 mm
Sprache:
Englisch

Inhaltsverzeichnis
Part I. Production: 1. Making and unmaking money: monetary theory and economic planning in East Germany; 2. Accounting and accountability: financing the planned economy under Honecker, 1971-1980; 3. Parsimony and the prince: crisis and stability, 1980-1985; 4. The currency of decline: the disintegration of the East German economy; Part II. Consumption: 5. The vehicle of desire: the Trabant, the Wartburg, and the discipline of demand; 6. Consuming ideology: the intershops, Genex, and retail trade under Honecker; 7. Appealing to authority: the citizens' petition and the rhetoric of decline.
Beschreibung
This book explores the East German attempt to create a perfect society by eliminating money and explains the reasons for its failure.
Autor
Jonathan R. Zatlin is Assistant Professor of History at Boston University. He previously taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. He has published articles in German History, German Politics and Society, Theory and Society, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, and H-German, among other journals. Zatlin was a co-winner of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize awarded by the Friends of the German Historical Institute in 2001.

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