qFin de Millenaire Budapest combines historical narratives and ethnographic accounts with quantitative evidence to create a detailed picture of a city subjected to the forces of great local and global change. In the privatizing of public space, the decline of manufacturing, the rapid growth of services, and the opening of opportunities for entrepreneurs, Bodnar captures global urban patterns - with a distinct, central European accent. In particular, she shows tensions between the liberating and fragmenting effects of the increasingly private use of urban space and some ways in which the new urban patterns both resemble and transcend cultural patterns from Budapest's socialist past.q--BOOK JACKET.... than reinvested in business and aquot;Frigidaire socialismaquot; had exhausted its possibilities in giving directions to consumers. ... is commonly described as the aquot; rationalizationaquot; of those public services in which the state had been the main provider, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Fin de Millénaire Budapest|
|Publisher||:||U of Minnesota Press - 2001-01-01|