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Title: Pravo na izobilie: zapadnyj veŝizm v kontekste "prestižnogo potrebleniâ" v SSSR v gody perestrojki (vtoraâ polovina 1980-h gg.)

Creator:

Tverdûkova, Elena D.

Date issued/created:

2017

Resource Type:

Article : original article

Subtitle:

Studia z Dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej T. 52 z. 2 (2017)

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Continues: Studia z Dziejów ZSRR i Europy Środkowej ; Publikacja dotowana ze środków publicznych Ministerstwa Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego ; Summaries in English, Polish and Russian ; p. 147-160

Abstract:

The article investigates the phenomenon of Western materialism in Soviet society during the period called “Perestroika” (meaning: reconstruction). The legal arrangements for the acquisition of imported consumer goods are analysed. The author concludes that the turnover in the secondary market (consignment trade) was not high. The shops selling the currency and the currency certificates were the embodiment of the myth about the Western abundance, but they often served as a source of replenishment of empty shelves of usual retail. Cooperative and state trading system during the analysed period became the main channel of the acquisition by citizens of goods of foreign manufacture. The imported consumer goods, an element of the concept of “prestige” of consumption in the Soviet Union, were a self-valuable in themselves, regardless of their consumer qualities.

Relation:

Studia z Dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej

Volume:

52

Issue:

2

Start page:

147

End page:

160

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:64762 ; 1230-5057 ; 2353-6403 ; 10.12775/SDR.2017.2.05

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.453/52/2 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.454/52/2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

rus

Language of abstract:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

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