Provincial Landscapes: Local Dimensions of Soviet Power, 1917-1953

Provincial Landscapes: Local Dimensions of Soviet Power, 1917-1953

by Donald J. Raleigh
     
 

ISBN-10: 082296158X

ISBN-13: 9780822961581

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Focusing on the years between the Revolution and Stalin's death, the contributors to this volume address a variety of topics, including how political events and social engineering played themselves out at the local level; the construction of Bolshevik identities, including class, gender, ethnicity, and place; the Soviet cultural project; and the hybridization of

Overview

Focusing on the years between the Revolution and Stalin's death, the contributors to this volume address a variety of topics, including how political events and social engineering played themselves out at the local level; the construction of Bolshevik identities, including class, gender, ethnicity, and place; the Soviet cultural project; and the hybridization of Soviet history, enrich the understanding of major events and turning points in that history, and provide a context for the highly visible sociopolitical and cultural roles individual Russian provinces began to play after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Donald J. Raleigh, Pardue Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author, editor, or translator of numerous books and articles, including most recently, The Emperors and Empresses of Russia: Rediscovering the Romanovs and Labor Camp Socialism: The Gulag in the Soviet Totalitarian System.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822961581
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Pitt Russian East European Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tablesix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
1.The Rise and Fall of Smolensk's Moderate Socialists: The Politics of Class and the Rhetoric of Crisis in 191714
2.Bolshevik Without the Party: Sychevka in 191736
3.Local Politics and the Struggle for Grain in Tambov, 1918-2159
4.A Provincial Kronstadt: Popular Unrest in Saratov at the End of the Civil War82
5.Local Science and Public Enlightenment: Iaroslavl Naturalists and the Soviet State, 1917-31105
6.Hujum: Unveiling Campaigns and Local Responses in Uzbekistan, 1927125
7.Grain Crisis or Famine? The Ukrainian State Commission for Aid to Crop-Failure Victims and the Ukrainian Famine of 1928-29146
8.Popular Religion and Local Identity During the Stalin Revolution: Old Believers in the Urals, 1928-41171
9.Modernity and Backwardness on the Soviet Frontier: Western Siberia in the 1930s194
10.Mobilizing Medicine: Medical Cadres, State Power, and Center-Periphery Relations in Wartime Kazakhstan217
11."People Without a Definite Occupation": The Illegal Economy and "Speculators" in Rostov-on-the-Don, 1943-48236
12.Celebrating the Soviet Present: The Zhdanovshchina Campaign in Ukrainian Literature and the Arts255
13.Local-Outsider Negotiations in Postwar Sevastopol's Reconstruction, 1944-53276
14.At the Margins of Memory: Provincial Identity and Soviet Power in Oral Histories, 1940-53299
Notes331
Contributors395
Index397

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