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Writing the Stalin Era : Sheila Fitzpatrick and Soviet Historiography - Golfo Alexopoulos

Writing the Stalin Era

Sheila Fitzpatrick and Soviet Historiography

By: Golfo Alexopoulos (Editor), Kiril Tomoff (Editor), Julie Hessler (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th February 2011
ISBN: 9780230109308
Number Of Pages: 246

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Sheila Fitzpatrick’s numerous studies of the first three decades of Soviet history have fundamentally influenced the manner in which historians comprehend the Soviet Union today. This volume provides a valuable perspective on the current state of the field as reflected in multiple aspects of her work, including the nature and evolution of her interpretation of Soviet history; the impact of her scholarship on countless students; and the interaction of personality and individual experiences. Bringing together outstanding essays on such diverse aspects of the Stalin era as the Soviet monopoly on information and communication, violence in the Gulag, and gender relations after World War II, this volume both highlights Fitzpatrick’s legacy and introduces readers to exciting new work in the field.

"Sheila Fitzpatrick has indeed helped to shape generations of historians of twentieth century Russia in their understanding of Soviet politics, the evolution of the Russian revolution, the inner workings of Stalinism, and lately the dynamics of everyday forms of resistance under Stalinism. She has taken risks with arguments and types of arguments, but most of her main postulates--about social support for the Stalin regime and its contribution to the longevity and relative stability of the Soviet state; about the factions within the cultural worlds and the politics of Soviet bureaucracy--have held up and entered the mainstream of research and teaching about the Soviet period. I think it is inconceivable today for anyone to seriously prepare graduate students in the field without a thorough exposure to Fitzpatrick's contributions."--Mark Von Hagen, Professor of History and Director, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University

Sheila Fitzpatrick and the Writing of History
Writing Russia: The Work of Sheila Fitzpatrick
Sheila Fitzpatrick: An Interpretive Essay
The Two Faces of Tatiana Matveevna
Examining the Soviet Past: Culture, Identity, and the State
Military Occupation and Social Unrest: Daily Life in Russian Poland at the Start of the WWI
Seeing Like a Soviet State: Settlement of Nomadic Kazakhs, 1928-34
Counter-Narratives of Soviet Life: Kulak Special Settlers in the First Person—Lynne Viola
Gender, Marriage, and Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union
Collective Action in Soviet Society: The Case of War Veterans
Shostakovich et al. and The Iron Curtain: Intellectual Property and the Development of a Soviet Strategy of Cultural Confrontation, 1948-1949
A Torture Memo: Reading Violence in the Gulag
Stalin, Khrushchev, and the Spaceman
Reminiscences
Peter Nicholls
David Fitzpatrick
Barbara Gillam
Efim Pivovar
Jerry Hough
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kozlov
Leora Auslander
Alison Edwards
Katerina Clark
Kiril Tomoff
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ISBN: 9780230109308
ISBN-10: 0230109306
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 10th February 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1