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Privilege in the Soviet Union : A Study of Elite Life-Styles under Communism - Mervyn Matthews

Privilege in the Soviet Union

A Study of Elite Life-Styles under Communism

Paperback Published: 22nd November 2012
ISBN: 9780415669689
Number Of Pages: 194

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First published in 1978, this unique work throws much-needed light upon the exact nature of privilege and elite life-styles in the contemporary Soviet Union, under the Communist regime. Dr Matthews' study places these life-styles in a historical perspective, and characterises, in sociological terms, the people who enjoy them.

Dr Matthews has lived for some years in the Soviet Union and this study is based on an extensive programme of personal interviews among emigre groups and a close analysis of original and little-known legal historical sources.

There are special sections on the nature of change in the Soviet elite and on social mobility. This reissue will attract interest amongst students and scholars in the fields of history, politics and sociology who specialise in the Soviet Union; it will also be of interest to all those concerned with the age-old problem of social equality.

The Soviet Elite in the Seventies
A Problem of Definition
Special Elite Benefits
Privilege and the Law Since the Revolution
The Genesis of Privilege
Stalin and After
Social Movement and Comparison
Some Problems of Elite Mobility
International Perspectives
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ISBN: 9780415669689
ISBN-10: 0415669685
Series: Routledge Revivals
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 22nd November 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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