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Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941
     

Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941

by Kate Transchel, Elena Osokina, Kate S. Transchel
 

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ISBN-10: 1563249057

ISBN-13: 9781563249051

Pub. Date: 06/15/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers a new

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Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers a new perspective not only on the period of collectivization, industrialization, and terror but also on the regime's most rudimentary method of controlling human behavior and reshaping the social order. In her conclusion the author analyzes the long-term impacts of the Stalinist "dictatorship of distribution", from bureaucratization to rural depopulation to the emergence of a distinctive type of black-market economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563249051
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Series:
New Russian History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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