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

Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vaněk 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 Vaněk 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 members of the elite have spoken about the transition to democracy, the experiences of ordinary people have largely gone untold. In Velvet Revolutions, Miroslav Vanek and Pavel Mücke examine the values of everyday citizens who lived under so-called real socialism, as well as how their values changed after the 1989 collapse. Based on 300 interviews, Vanek 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 diverse, the oral histories touch upon the experience--and absence--of freedom, the value of family and friends, the experience of free time, and perceptions of foreign nations. Data from opinion polls conducted between 1970 and 2013 factor into the book's analysis, creating a well-rounded view of the ways in which popular thoughts, trends, and attitudes changed as Czech society transitioned from communism to democracy. From this rich foundation, Velvet Revolutions builds a multi-layered view of Czech history before 1989 and during the subsequent period of democratic transformation"--
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DLC
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1961-
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Vaněk, Miroslav
Dewey number
943.704/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DB 2227 .V36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mücke, Pavel
Series statement
The Oxford oral history series
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  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Oral history
  • Interviews
  • Social change
  • Social values
  • Communism
  • Post-communism
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Velvet Revolution (Czechoslovakia : 1989)
  • Communism
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Interviews
  • Oral history
  • Post-communism
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Social values
  • Czech Republic
  • Czechoslovakia
Label
Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vaněk and Pavel Mücke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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! : Freedom as a Fundamental Human Value -- 2. The Family under Socialism and in the Whirlwind of Transformation -- 3. Friends and the Others : How Czechs Evaluate Foreigners and Foreign Countries -- 4. Education : A Gateway to Success in Life? -- 5. From the Requirement to Work to Looking for Work -- 6. Perception of Free Time : Work, Family, and Leisure -- 7. Us and Them : Eternal Predestination? -- Appendix 1: Photographs by Jindřich Štreit -- Appendix 2: Our Narrators
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780199342723
Lccn
2015044947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931226764
  • (OCoLC)ocn931226764
Label
Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society, Miroslav Vaněk and Pavel Mücke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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! : Freedom as a Fundamental Human Value -- 2. The Family under Socialism and in the Whirlwind of Transformation -- 3. Friends and the Others : How Czechs Evaluate Foreigners and Foreign Countries -- 4. Education : A Gateway to Success in Life? -- 5. From the Requirement to Work to Looking for Work -- 6. Perception of Free Time : Work, Family, and Leisure -- 7. Us and Them : Eternal Predestination? -- Appendix 1: Photographs by Jindřich Štreit -- Appendix 2: Our Narrators
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780199342723
Lccn
2015044947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931226764
  • (OCoLC)ocn931226764

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