This book explores some of the possibilities and limitations inherent in collectivization by examining agricultural changes in one Hungarian village, Pecsely in which the transition from traditional peasant existence to a socialist society and collectivized agriculture could be traced.
Introduction Part 1: Antecedents 1. The Three Villages in the valley 2. The Land Reform of 1945 Part 2: Agricultural Collectivization 3. Agrarian Policies in the 1950s 4. The First Phase of Collectivization 5. The Second Phase of Collectivization 6. The Three Collectives of Pecsely 7. The First Merger 8. Internal organization in the New Rakoczi Collective 9. The Jokai Collective 10. The Collectives' Dependence and Independence 11. Relationship of Members to the Collective Part 3: Beyond the Collective 12. Plot Farming: The 'Second Economy' 13. The Small Giant: Form and Function of Plot Farming 14. The Integration of the Plots and the Collective 15. Household Economy and Small Farming 16. Plot Farming and Development of Income Differentials 17. Networks of Reciprocity 18. The 'Elite' of the Szephegy 19. The Invisible Population 20. Popular and Official Evaluation of Plot Farming 21. Non-Agricultural Labour Part 4: The Collective and the Community 22. Under One Roof? 23. Community, Society: Institutions 24. Community, Society: Competing Paradigms 25. The Traditional Paradigm 26. The Socialist Paradigm 27. The Western Urban Paradigm 28. Social Differentiation 29. Community, Society: Voluntary Associations 30. Conclusion