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Title Cold War books in the "other" Europe and what came after / by Jiřina Šmejkalová.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 409 pages).
Series Library of the written word ; v. 11
The industrial world ; v. 2
Library of the written word ; 11.
Library of the written word. Industrial world ; v. 2.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Book industries and trade -- Czech Republic.
Book industries and trade -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century.
Books and reading -- Czech Republic.
Books and reading -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century.
Book industries and trade -- Political aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Books and reading -- Political aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Censorship -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Czech Republic.
Eastern Europe.
Tschechische Republik
Genre Electronic books -- History.
Contents Introduction -- What do we know about (totalitarian) books? -- Monitoring the 'Red model' -- The ambiguities of censorship and resistance -- Suppressing the margins -- Performing silences -- The literary establishment -- Discontinuous continuities -- Freedom in print -- The paper revolutionaries -- Instead of a conclusion.
Summary Drawing on analyses of the socio-cultural context of East and Central Europe, with a special focus on the Czech cultural dynamics of the Cold War and its aftermath, this book offers a study of the making and breaking of the centrally-controlled system of book production and reception. It explores the social, material and symbolic reproduction of the printed text, in both official and alternative spheres, and patterns of dissemination and reading. Building on archival research, statistical data, media analyses, and in-depth interviews with the participants of the post-1989 de-centralization and.
Other Title Print version: Šmejkalová, Jiřina. Cold War books in the "other" Europe and what came after. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011 9789004187450