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Stalinism : New Directions - Sheila Fitzpatrick


New Directions

By: Sheila Fitzpatrick (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1999
ISBN: 9780415152341
Number Of Pages: 400

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Stalinism is a provocative addition to the current debates related to the history of the Stalinist period of the Soviet Union. Sheila Fitzpatrick has collected together the newest and the most exciting work by young Russian, American and European scholars, as well as some of the seminal articles that have influenced them, in an attempt to reassess this contentious subject in the light of new data and new theoretical approaches.
The articles are contextualized by a thorough introduction to the totalitarian/revisionist arguments and post-revisionist developments. Eschewing an exclusively high-political focus, the book draws together work on class, identity, consumption culture, and agency. Stalinist terror and nationalities policy are reappraised in the light of new archival findings. Stalinism offers a nuanced navigation of an emotive and misrepresented chapter of the Russian past.

Social Identities
Ascribing Class: The Construction of Social Identity in Soviet Russia
'Us Against Them': Social identity in Soviet Russia, 1934-41
Private and Public Practices
Fashioning the Stalinist Soul: The Diary of Stepan Podlubnyi 1931-1939
Denunciation and its Function in Soviet Governance
Games of Soviet Democracy: Ideological Discussions in Sciences around 1948 Reconsidered,
Consumption and Civilization
Cultured Trade: The Stalinist Turn Toward Consumerism
The Concept of Kul'turnost': Notes on the Stalinist Civilizing Process
"Dear Comrade, You ask What We Need": Socialist Paternalism and Soviet Rural "Notables" in the Mid-1930s
Varieties of Terror
The Purging of Local Cliques in the Urals Region, 1936-7
'Socially-Harmful Elements' and the Great Terror
Nationality as Status
The Soviet Union as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State promoted Ethnic Particularism
Modernism or Neo-traditionalism? AscribedNationality and Soviet Primordialism Contributors: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Sarah Davies, Jochen Hellbeck, Vladimir A. Kozlov, Alexei Kojevnikov, Julie Hessler, Vadim Volkov, Lewis H. Siegelbaum, James R. Harris, Paul Hagenloh, Yuri Slezkine, Terry Martin
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ISBN: 9780415152341
ISBN-10: 0415152348
Series: Rewriting Histories
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 23rd September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1