By Elaine Susan Weiner
"Market Dreams is a conceptually-sophisticated and empirically-rich account of ways the discourses and practices of the unfastened industry penetrated the hearts and minds of daily Czech voters. Weiner's provocative research takes readers contained in the worlds of lady manufacturing unit employees to reveal the discontinuities among their radiant marketplace goals and their daily realities--and juxtaposes them to the continuities skilled by means of lady managers. within the method, it demanding situations lots of our principles approximately post/socialism, marketization, and gender and divulges the iconic strength of news in shaping social identities and actions."
---Lynne Haney, affiliate Professor of Sociology, manhattan University
"Through interviews and a cautious research of newspaper articles written within the first decade after the cave in of country socialism, Weiner explores the complex interconnections among own tales and the rising neoliberal metanarrative of the unfastened industry within the Czech Republic after 1989. Her e-book transcends some of the dichotomies with which researchers of post-state socialism were suffering: 'East' vs. 'West,' losers and winners, emancipation vs. oppression, etc., and therefore makes a very novel contribution to our realizing of women's lives after country socialism."
---É va Fodor, Assistant Professor of Gender reviews, critical ecu University
"Weiner's wealthy and cutting edge examine of girl Czech managers and staff exemplifies the significance of narrative research for realizing why gender and sophistication haven't (yet) reconfigured the experience of postcommunism's possible choices. this can be severe interpreting for feminists, category analysts, and scholars of postcommunist social change."
---Michael Kennedy, Director, middle for eu reviews, college of Michigan
Elaine Weiner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill collage. stopover at the author's site at: www.mcgill.ca/sociology/faculty/weiner/.
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Market Dreams: Gender, Class, and Capitalism in the Czech Republic by Elaine Susan Weiner