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By Paulina Bren,Mary Neuburger

Communism Unwrapped unearths the complicated international of intake in chilly warfare japanese Europe, exploring the methods humans shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, got, assessed and exchanged items. those daily reports, the editors and individuals argue, have been vital to the best way that communism used to be lived in its largely diversified contexts within the quarter. From layout, to construction, to retail revenues and black industry alternate, Communism Unwrapped follows communist items from manufacturer to purchaser, tracing their circuitous routes. within the communist global this trip used to be rife with its personal meanings, formed through the distinctive political and social conditions of those societies. In interpreting intake in the back of the Iron Curtain, this quantity brings size and nuance to understandings of the communist interval and the heritage of consumerism.

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