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The Resource Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies : memories of everyday life, Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, Zsuzsa Millei, editors

Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies : memories of everyday life, Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, Zsuzsa Millei, editors

Label
Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies : memories of everyday life
Title
Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies
Title remainder
memories of everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, Zsuzsa Millei, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores childhood and schooling in late socialist societies by bringing into dialogue public narratives and personal memories that move beyond imaginaries of Cold War divisions between the East and West. Written by cultural insiders who were brought up and educated on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain - spanning from Central Europe to mainland Asia - the book offers insights into the diverse spaces of socialist childhoods interweaving with broader political, economic, and social life. These evocative memories explore the experiences of children in navigating state expectations to embody “model socialist citizens” and their mixed feelings of attachment, optimism, dullness, and alienation associated with participation in “building” socialist futures. Drawing on the research traditions of autobiography, autoethnography, and collective biography, the authors challenge what is often considered ‘normal’ and ‘natural’ in the historical accounts of socialist childhoods, and engage in (re)writing histories that open space for new knowledges and vast webs of interconnections to emerge. This book will be compelling reading for students and researchers working in education, sociology and history, particularly those within the interdisciplinary fields of childhood and area studies.‘The authors of this beautiful book are professional academics and intellectuals who grew up in different socialist countries. Exploring “socialist childhoods” in myriad ways, they draw on memories, and collective history, emotional insider knowledge and the measured perspective of an analyst. What emerges is life that was caught between real optimism and dullness, ethical commitments and ideological absurdities, selfless devotion to children and their treatment as a political resource. Such attention to detail and examination of the paradoxical nature of this time makes this collective effort not only timely but remarkably genuine.’ —Alexei Yurchak, University of California, USA
Dewey number
371.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Silova, Iveta,
  • Piattoeva, Nelli,
  • Millei, Zsuzsa,
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  • Educational change
  • Socialism and education
  • Children and politics
  • Education and state
  • Educational sociology
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Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies : memories of everyday life, Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, Zsuzsa Millei, editors
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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on1015239856
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319627915
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not applicable
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(OCoLC)1015239856
Label
Childhood and schooling in (post)socialist societies : memories of everyday life, Iveta Silova, Nelli Piattoeva, Zsuzsa Millei, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
on1015239856
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319627915
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015239856

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