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You are what you eat: How food can explain why socialism failed in Poland

By Ania Milligan, UCL Anthropology alumna

In her interactive essay, prepared for the module The Anthropology of Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies convened by Ruth Mandel, Ania Milligan proposes that the food practices in socialist and post-socialist Poland can elucidate ‘why the Russian socialist occupation was ultimately unsuccessful’.