Pleasures in socialism : leisure and luxury in the Eastern Bloc / edited and with an introduction by David Crowley and Susan E. Reid.

Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2010.
vii, 348 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Leisure -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Luxuries -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Consumption (Economics) -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Europe, Eastern -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Socialism and culture -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Introduction : Pleasures in socialism? / David Crowley and Susan E. Reid
Luxury in socialism : an absurd proposition? / Ina Merkel
Kontra kultura : leisure and youthful rebellion in Stalinist Poland / Katherine Lebow
Dior in Moscow : a taste for luxury in Soviet fashion under Khrushchev / Larissa Zakharova
Soviet luxuries from champagne to private cars / Jukka Gronow and Sergei Zhuravlev
Playing for cultural authority : Soviet TV professionals and the game show in the 1950s and 1960s / Kristin Roth-Ey
Women on the verge of desire : women, work, and consumption in socialist Czechoslovakia / Paulina Bren
Camping in East Germany : making "rough" nature more comfortable / Scott Moranda
"Even under socialism, we don't want to do without love" : East German erotica / Josie McLellan
Inhaling luxury : smoking and anti-smoking in socialist Bulgaria 1947-1989 / Mary Neuburger
Drink, leisure, and the second economy in socialist Romania / Narcis Tulbure
Soviet women and fur consumption in the Brezhnev era / Anna Tikhomirova
Nomenklatura with smoking guns : hunting in communist Hungary's party-state elite / Gyorgy Peteri.
Includes bibliographical references.
Crowley, David, 1966-
Reid, Susan Emily.
9780810126909 (cloth : alk. paper)
0810126907 (cloth : alk. paper)
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