Transforming Peasants, Property and Power
The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949–1962
The subject matter of the volume is part of larger research agenda on the process of land collectivization in the former communist camp, focusing on state, identity and property. The main innovation of the volume is to apply recent interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the collectivization process, asking what types of new peasant-state relations it formed and how it transformed notions of self, persons, and things (such as land). The project conceived of changes in the system of ownership as causing changes in the identity and attitude of people; similarly, it regarded the study of personal identities as essential for understanding changes in the system of ownership. This perspective is rare in the area-studies approaches to the topic.
About the Authors
Constantin Iordachi is a Professor at the History Department of Central European University and President of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies.
Dorin Dobrincu is Research Fellow at the Department of Contemporary History, "A. D. Xenopol Institute of History," Iaşi and Associate Professor at the Department of History, Alexandru I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Dobrincu is also General Director of the National Archives of Romania (since 2007).
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