Revival: Decollectivisation, Destruction and Disillusionment (2001): A Community Study in Southern Estonia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Revival: Decollectivisation, Destruction and Disillusionment (2001)

A Community Study in Southern Estonia, 1st Edition

By Ilkka Alanen, Jouko Nikula, Rein Ruutsoo


472 pages

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This title was first published in 2001. A depiction of the decollectivization process of agriculture and the rebirth of capitalistic relations in Southern Estonia - with all their consequences at various levels of social structure and social relations.


’There are definite strengths to the book. The main strength is that the book provides a detailed look at how land reform worked. The chapters are based extensively on interviews with key actors (the selection of respondents was neither random nor stratified). There is a wealth of information, with more detail than I have seen in any other study of farm reorganization and land distribution.’ Slavic Review '…an invaluable guide…It is impressive in its depth, and will certainly provide a wealth of material for future comparative studies in the field of rural sociology.' Slavonic and East European Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The historical background of the Kolkhoz and the municipality of Kanepi; The dissolution of Kanepi Kolkhoz; From village Soviet to municipality; The rebirth of civil society in Kanepi; The significance of the Kanepi study; Appendix: agricultural reform in Estonia.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General