Architecture Publications

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

1-2013

Journal or Book Title

Technology and Culture

Volume

54

Issue

17

First Page

213

Last Page

214

DOI

10.1353/tech.2013.0002

Abstract

In this exemplary volume, edited by noted Soviet historian Lewis Siegelbaum, the seemingly narrow topic of automobility in the Eastern Bloc becomes a window into aspects of history as varied as factory production, Communist Party politics, urban planning, and the domestic lives of women. Like most edited volumes, there are stronger and weaker chapters, but taken as a whole the collection is much more than just a sum of its parts. The everyday experiences of European socialism really come alive in these pages as the singular attention on the car allows the era's larger social, economic, and political issues to be highlighted and interrogated in multiple, convincing ways.

Comments

This book review is from Technology and Culture 54 (2013): 213–214, doi:10.1353/tech.2013.0002. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Society for the History of Technology

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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