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Discontinuous Continuities

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This chapter looks at some of the main (often competing) approaches applied by the local academic community to studying the social and economic context of the transition and the attempt to define the place reserved for cultural and, at least in some cases, also book-related matters in these debates makes no claims of exhausting all the issues and questions involved. The author argues that the attempt of local analysts to draw attention to the continuities in numerous social phenomena, such as the values and expectations of the population, its attitude to elites, trends in household furnishings and consumption strategies, including leisure time activities. Indeed, reading habits, could be seen as a challenge to simplified assumptions and conclusions about transition, regardless of whether they are celebratory or depressing, positive or negative.

Keywords: analytical texts; post-socialist transition; socio-economic analyses; totalitarian political system

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