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National Ideology Under Socialism

Identity and Cultural Politics in Ceausescu's Romania (Society and Culture in East-Central Europe #7)

Katherine Verdery


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The current transformation of many Eastern European societies is impossible to understand without comprehending the intellectual struggles surrounding nationalism in the region. Anthropologist Katherine Verdery shows how the example of Romania suggests that current ethnic tensions come not from a resurrection of pre-Communist Nationalism but from the strengthening of national ideologies under Communist Party rule.

University of California Press, 9780520203587, 406pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 1995

About the Author

Katherine Verdery is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and the author of Transylvanian Villagers (California, 1983).