Velvet Revolutions: An Oral History of Czech Society
The Velvet Revolution in November 1989 brought about the collapse of the authoritarian communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia, marking the beginning of the country's journey towards democracy. Though members of the elite have spoken about the transition to democracy, the experiences
of ordinary people have largely gone untold.
In Velvet Revolutions, Miroslav Vanek and Pavel Mücke examine the values of everyday citizens who lived under so-called real socialism, as well as how their values changed after the 1989 collapse. Based on 300 interviews, Vanek and Mücke give voice to everyone from farmers to managers, service
From this rich foundation, Velvet Revolutions builds a multi-layered view of Czech history before 1989 and during the subsequent period of democratic transformation.
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
1 I Want to Be Free Civil and Political Rights
2 Transforming the Family In Socialism
How Czechs Evaluate Foreigners and Foreign Countries
4 EducationGateway to Success
5 From Mandatory Employment to Unemployment
Work Family and Leisure
7 Us and Them