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Alienating labour : workers on the road from socialism to capitalism in East Germany and Hungary / Eszter Bartha.

By: Bartha, Eszter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.International studies in social history: v. 22.Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013Description: 1 online resource (vi, 362 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782380269; 1782380264; 1299935591; 9781299935594.Subject(s): Labor -- Germany (East) -- History | Labor -- Hungary -- History | Labor unions and communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History | Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern | Capitalism -- Europe, EasternGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alienating labourDDC classification: 331.0943/109049 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The Communist Party dictatorships in Hungary and East Germany sought to win over the "masses" with promises of providing for ever-increasing levels of consumption. This policy-successful at the outset-in the long-term proved to be detrimental for the regimes because it shifted working class political consciousness to the right while it effectively excluded leftist alternatives from the public sphere. This book argues that this policy can provide the key to understanding of the collapse of the regimes. It examines the case studies of two large factories, Carl Zeiss Jena (East Germany) and Rába.
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The Communist Party dictatorships in Hungary and East Germany sought to win over the "masses" with promises of providing for ever-increasing levels of consumption. This policy-successful at the outset-in the long-term proved to be detrimental for the regimes because it shifted working class political consciousness to the right while it effectively excluded leftist alternatives from the public sphere. This book argues that this policy can provide the key to understanding of the collapse of the regimes. It examines the case studies of two large factories, Carl Zeiss Jena (East Germany) and Rába.

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<p>Eszter Bartha is a habilitated Assistant Professor in the Department of Eastern European History at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She received a PhD in History from the Central European University in Budapest in 2007 and another in Sociology from Eötvös Loránd University in 2012. Her current work examines the relationship between the party and the working class in the declining phase of Communism.</p>

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