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Book review: Socialist escapes: breaking away from ideology and everyday routine in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989

Bindman, Eleanor (2013) Book review: Socialist escapes: breaking away from ideology and everyday routine in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989. LSE Review of Books (10 Sep 2013). Blog.

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"Socialist Escapes: Breaking Away from Ideology and Everyday Routine in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989." Cathleen Giustino, Catherine Plum and Alexander Vari (eds.). Berghahn Books. April 2013. --- During much of the Cold War, escape from countries in the East Bloc was a near impossible act. There remained, however, possibilities for other socialist escapes, particularly time away from party ideology and the mundane routines of everyday life. The essays in this volume seek to examine sites of socialist escapes, such as beaches, camp sites, and concerts, and explore the effectiveness of state efforts to engineer society through leisure. Cultural historians and sociologists will appreciate this fascinating glimpse into cultural life under state socialism, writes Eleanor Bindman.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 11:06
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 11:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54392

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