The Pleasures of Backwardness: Consumer Desire and Modernity in Eastern Europe: Sessions 4-7

Session 4
9:00 – 10:45 am

“Consuming Popular Music in the Eastern Bloc: East German Punk and Politics of Alternative Consumption”
JEFF HAYTON
History, Wichita State University

“Bit, Kultura and the Ambivalences of Consumer Desire in Late Socialist Bulgaria”
CRISTOFER SCARBORO
History, King’s College

“More than Opium of the People: The Politics of Drink in Late Socialism”
ESTHER WAHLEN
History and Civilization, European University Institute in Florence

Coffee break

Session 5
11:15 am – 12:30 pm

“Spell of Glamour: Consumption Patterns in Post-Soviet Ukraine”
TATIANA BULAKH
Anthropology, Indiana University-Bloomington

“Virtue, Vice, and Necessity: Cultural Identity and the Problem of Socio-Economic Backwardness in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and post-Socialist Russia in Historical Perspective”
LEONID KIL
Political Science, University of California-Berkeley

Break for lunch

Session 6
2:30 – 4:15 pm

“Czechoslovak TV-Serial 'Nemocnice na kraji mesta' as Cultural Transfer between East and West in the Time of Late Socialism”
INA PISOVA
Institute of Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences, Prague

“Shifting Consumption Practices of Foreign Television Series and Non-Theatrical Films in Socialist and Post-Socialist Romania”
ALICE BARDAN
Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University

“VCRs, Modernity and Consumer Culture Before and During the Polish System Transition”
PATRYK WASIAK
Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Wrocław

Coffee break

Session 7
4:45 – 6:30 pm

“The Pleasures of Standing in Line? Kolejka and Historical Politics in Post-Communist Poland.”
WINSON CHU
History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“Hungarian Retro and the Re-Mattering of History”
KRISZTINA FEHÉRVÁRY
Anthropology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

“The Meanings of Things: East German Consumer Goods after 1989”
JUSTINIAN JAMPOL
The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, Los Angeles
 

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Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: 
370 Dwinelle Hall