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This article is based on the fieldwork conducted in two villages in Moldavia: Lapushna and Tartaul de Salcie. The first one is inhabited mainly by individual farmers, while the second one is a seat of a large enterprise similar to former kolkhoz. The authoress focuses on peoples' approach towards the process of privatization. In her analysis she uses, after one of her informants, the term 'kolkhoz mentality'. The general theoretical framework on post-socialist and de-collectivization studies is provided as well. Issues of collectivization and especially the choice between individual and collective farming is being widely discussed. The authoress shows positive as well as negative aspects of both forms of work as well as peoples' attitudes.
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