By Virag Molnar
The equipped surroundings of former socialist nations is frequently deemed uniform and drab, an apt mirrored image of a repressive regime. Building the nation peeks at the back of the gray façade to bare a colorful fight over competing meanings of the kingdom, Europe, modernity and the prior in a divided continent.
Examining how social swap is heavily intertwined with alterations of the equipped surroundings, this quantity makes a speciality of the connection among structure and kingdom politics in postwar primary Europe utilizing examples from Hungary and Germany. outfitted round 4 case reports, the ebook strains how structure was once politically mobilized within the provider of social swap, first in socialist modernization courses after which within the postsocialist transition.
Building the State doesn't in simple terms supply a entire survey of the varied political makes use of of structure in postwar valuable Europe yet is the 1st ebook to discover how differences of the equipped atmosphere can supply a lens into broader techniques of kingdom formation and social change.
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Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe (Architext) by Virag Molnar