Actually-Existing Success: Economics, Aesthetics, and the Specificity of (Still-)Socialist Urbanism

@article{Murawski2018ActuallyExistingSE,
  title={Actually-Existing Success: Economics, Aesthetics, and the Specificity of (Still-)Socialist Urbanism},
  author={Michał Murawski},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2018},
  volume={60},
  pages={907 - 937}
}
  • M. Murawski
  • Published 1 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract A quarter century following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the people's democracies, many of the dwellings, utilities, and public spaces built by these regimes continue to be cherished by their inhabitants and users. This has only increased as post-socialist urban landscapes undergo an ever-intensifying process of neoliberal “re-privatization,” de-planning, and spatial as well as economic stratification. Scholars, however, continue to produce accounts emphasizing how socialist… 

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