Beyond Marx and Tito: Theory and Practice in Yugoslav Socialism

Beyond Marx and Tito: Theory and Practice in Yugoslav Socialism

Sharon Zukin


during this learn Dr Zukin combines the techniques of a political scientist and a sociologist to check the space among idea and perform within the lives of normal Yugoslavs residing less than socialist self-management. Going past past paintings on socialist societies, she asks how Yugoslavs - as staff, as electorate and as a society - have benefited from the shape of socialism that they have got pioneered. She additionally considers the relevance of the reputable ideology of self-management, associations like staff' councils and communes, and political and financial controls to post-industrial in addition to industrializing societies. The ebook comprises lengthy passages from extensive, in-depth interviews with contributors of ten Belgrade households. The households, that are defined by way of their position within the Yugoslav social constitution, point out their political and socialist ideology via telling their existence tales, studying their very own position in social adjustments, and reacting to those adjustments and pressures. Participant-observation of neighborhood electorate conferences presents an exam of give-and-take in Yugoslav grass-roots politics.

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