Dangerous modernities: innovative technologies and the unsettling of agriculture in rural Poland

Pine, Frances T.. 2007. Dangerous modernities: innovative technologies and the unsettling of agriculture in rural Poland. Critique of Anthropology, 27(2), pp. 183-201. ISSN 0308-275X [Article]

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This article is concerned with the way people understood socialist modernity in different regions of Poland, and with their responses to the collapse of socialism and with it the unsettling of employment, work and economy generally. The article focuses on stories told in central and southern Poland about technologies and progress associated with socialist industrialization and infrastructure development, and on later stories of technologies and danger associated with the demise of socialism and the advent of capitalism. It considers the way that trains and other technologies may become heavily weighted symbols for both development and unsettlement, in stories which refer obliquely to the fragility of kinship and the state, and to anxiety connected to change.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X07076797

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
June 2007Published

Item ID:

11819

Date Deposited:

23 Jun 2015 11:43

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:43

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11819

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