Contesting Agriculture: Cooperativism and Privatization in the New Eastern Germany (Suny Series in the Anthropology of Work)

ISBN: 9780791452813
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
Publication Date: 2002-03
Number of pages: 354
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This analysis of the privatization of agriculture in eastern Germany captures the turbulent times after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent reunification of the two Germanies. Based in large part on oral histories provided by cooperative managers, newly independent family farmers, and westerners who established farms in the east, the authors examine the competitive struggle involved in the transformation from communism to capitalism. Linking the personal to the local, regional, national, and global, they develop a theory of the construction of identities out of past experiences and new challenges, in order to account for the ambiguities and contradictions inherent in the core relations and ideas that constitute the new Germany.

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