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By Paulina Bren,Mary Neuburger

Communism Unwrapped finds the complicated global of intake in chilly struggle jap Europe, exploring the methods humans shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, received, assessed and exchanged items. those daily stories, the editors and individuals argue, have been imperative to the way in which that communism was once lived in its commonly diversified contexts within the quarter. From layout, to creation, to retail revenues and black industry alternate, Communism Unwrapped follows communist items from manufacturer to patron, tracing their circuitous routes. within the communist global this trip used to be rife with its personal meanings, formed by way of the certain 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 background of consumerism.

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