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The Resource Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vanĕk and Pavel Mücke

Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vanĕk and Pavel Mücke

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Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society
Title
Velvet revolutions
Title remainder
an oral history of Czech society
Statement of responsibility
Miroslav Vanĕk and Pavel Mücke
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book investigates how values such as freedom, work, family, free time, and politics changed in Czech society in the two decades before and after the November 1989 Velvet Revolution"--Provided by publisher
  • "The Velvet Revolution in November 1989 brought about the collapse of the authoritarian communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia, marking the beginning of the country's journey towards democracy. Though the political leaders of the Velvet Revolution have spoken about the transition to democracy, ordinary people's experiences have largely gone untold. In Velvet Revolutions, Miroslav Vanĕk and Pavel Mücke shine a light on everyday men and women who lived under so-called "real socialism", exploring how their values changed after the 1989 collapse. Based on 300 oral history interviews, noted Czech historians Vanĕk and Mücke give voice to everyone from farmers to managers, service workers to marketing personnel, manual laborers to members of the armed forces. Compelling and intimate, these grassroots histories touch upon the experience--and absence--of freedom, the value of family and friends, education and work, how people enjoyed their free time, participated in politics, and perceived foreign nations. Data from opinion polls conducted between 1970 and 2013 inform the book's analysis, offering for the first time in English a well-rounded view of the ways popular thought, trends, and attitudes changed as Czech society made the transition from Communism to democracy. From this rich foundation, Velvet Revolutions builds a multi-layered account of Czech history before 1989 and during the often difficult democratic transformation"--
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1961-
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Vaněk, Miroslav
Dewey number
943.704/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DB2227
LC item number
.V36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Mücke, Pavel
Series statement
Oxford oral history series
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  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Oral history
  • Interviews
  • Social change
  • Social values
  • Communism
  • Post-communism
Label
Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vanĕk and Pavel Mücke
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements: The Privilege of Listening to the Voices of Memory -- 1. I Want to be Free! : Civil and Political Rights -- 2. Transforming the Family in Socialism -- 3. Friends and Others : How Czechs Evaluate Foreigners and Foreign Countries -- 4. Education -- Gateway to Success -- 5. From Mandatory Employment to Unemployment -- 6. The Meaning of Free Time : Work, Family, and Leisure -- 7. Us and Them -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Photographs by Jindřich Štreit -- Appendix 2: Our Narrators
Control code
ocn931226764
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780199342723
Lccn
2015044947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682403
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199342723
  • (OCoLC)931226764
Label
Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vanĕk and Pavel Mücke
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements: The Privilege of Listening to the Voices of Memory -- 1. I Want to be Free! : Civil and Political Rights -- 2. Transforming the Family in Socialism -- 3. Friends and Others : How Czechs Evaluate Foreigners and Foreign Countries -- 4. Education -- Gateway to Success -- 5. From Mandatory Employment to Unemployment -- 6. The Meaning of Free Time : Work, Family, and Leisure -- 7. Us and Them -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Photographs by Jindřich Štreit -- Appendix 2: Our Narrators
Control code
ocn931226764
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780199342723
Lccn
2015044947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682403
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199342723
  • (OCoLC)931226764

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