Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe: Perceptions, Attitudes, Propaganda (Mainzer Beitrage zur Geschichte Osteuropas #8) (Paperback)
Countryside and Communism in Eastern Europe offers a comparative perspective regarding the communist transformation of the countryside within "Soviet Bloc" countries. Its main focus is on organization and political practices within the rural areas, land reforms and collectivization of agriculture, social change and rural mentality, and political instruments of the communist regimes for transforming the village. This includes coercion and resistance; communist propaganda and agitation in the rural world; and cultural propaganda and representations of the countryside in the official discourse in the "Eastern Bloc." (Series: Mainzer Contributions to the History of Eastern Europe / Mainzer Beitrage zur Geschichte Osteuropas, Vol. 8) [Subject: History, Politics, Rural Studies, Eastern European Studies]Ã?Â?Ã?Â?