Door-to-door agitation : home as a political tool in the Stalinist Budapest (1948–1953)

Title: Door-to-door agitation : home as a political tool in the Stalinist Budapest (1948–1953)
Variant title
Agitace "od dveří ke dveřím" : domov jako politický nástroj ve stalinistické Budapešti (1948–1953)
Author: Huhák, Heléna
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2022, vol. 69, iss. 1, pp. 155-174
Extent
155-174
  • ISSN
    1803-7429 (print)
    2336-4513 (online)
Type: Article
Language
English
Abstract(s)
This study focuses on the door-to-door agitation based on the ideology of the communist system. As the everyday practice of propaganda and mass mobilization, the agitators were appearing in the homes of families in Budapest regularly between 1948 and 1953. The documents of agitation uncover how the Hungarian communist party intended to mobilize the society to support the party-state and what was the social perceptions of this attempt. Since the home was considered female territory, the work of the local party organizations also offers insights into the role of women in the agitation campaigns.
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