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Ruble, Blair A. 1949-

Works: 78 works in 258 publications in 2 languages and 7,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Directories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HT169.R82, 322.2091717
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Most widely held works about Blair A Ruble
Most widely held works by Blair A Ruble
Russia's engagement with the west : transformation and integration in the twenty-first century by Alexander J Motyl( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Putin and Bush presidencies, the 9/11 attack, and the Iraq war have changed the dynamics of Russian-European-U.S. relations and strained the Western alliance. This volume is the first systematic effort to reassess the status of Russia's modernization effort in this context."--Jacket
Leningrad : shaping a Soviet city by Blair A Ruble( )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade unions in communist states by Alex Pravda( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial labor in the U.S.S.R. by Blair A Ruble( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet trade unions : their development in the 1970s by Blair A Ruble( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, first published in 1981, represents a systematic attempt to describe and analyse the evolution of Soviet trade union organisations. It examines union activities both at the national level and on the shop floor. The main focus is on the development and workings of the Soviet trade unions, but their history throughout the Soviet period is also covered. Soviet trade unions were an important component in Stalin's system of rigid control over workers. Beginning with Khrushchev, party leaders sought to dismantle a system rooted in terror while seeking alternative ways to ensure compliance with civil authority. Yet no such way has been found to establish a sense of trust between managers and workers as a basis for such compliance. The question then arises of whose interest Soviet trade union organisations serve - that of the state or that of the workers? In analysing these relationships - especially the relationship between production concerns and worker welfare - Soviet Trade Unions focuses on the nature of change and continuity in Soviet labour relations
Second metropolis : pragmatic pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka by Blair A Ruble( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago, Moscow, and Osaka, although the products of very different nations and cultures, nonetheless shared an important experience of inclusive politics during an era of extraordinary growth and social diversity. The success of all three cities, which went well beyond mere survival, rested on a distinctive political resource: pragmatic pluralism."--Jacket
Russian housing in the modern age : design and social history( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebounding identities : the politics of identity in Russia and Ukraine( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, this volume covers such subjects as Ukrainian language revival, Tatar language revival, nationalist separatism and assimilation in Russia, religious pluralism in Russia and in Ukraine, mobilization against Chinese immigration, and the politics of mapmaking
Fragmented space in the Russian Federation( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating diversity capital : transnational migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv by Blair A Ruble( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do urban communities accommodate this century's massive transnational migrations? This volume seeks clues about how a city's capacity for urban social sustainability, termed "diversity capital," may expand under such conditions. The author, Blair A. Ruble, examines three cities, now receiving large numbers of new immigrants, that have long histories of division into just two communities of language and race: Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. "The growing presence of individuals who do not fit into long-standing group boundaries fundamentally alters the social, cultural, and political contours of traditionally bifurcated metropolitan regions," writes Ruble. "How does that presence change perceptions and institutions?" "Creating Diversity Capital" approaches this topic in terms of how the new immigrants live, work, and go to school and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics. A special feature is the use of important new information on Kyiv from a set of surveys conducted by the Kennan Institute in 2001-2
Immigration and integration in urban communities : renegotiating the city( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities shows how immigrants negotiate with longtime residents over economic, political, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. Drawing on anthropology, political science, sociology, and geography, and focusing on such diverse cities as Washington, D.C., Rome, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Munich, and Dallas, the contributors to this volume challenge both policy makers and academic analysts to reframe their discussions of urban migration and to recognize the contemporary immigrant city as the dynamic, constantly shifting form of social organization it has become."--Jacket
Composing urban history and the constitution of civic identities( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work tells the story of how fractured urban communities sometimes succeed and sometimes fail at creating a way of life embracing the many varieties of people and institutions that make cities both urban and urbane. The volume studies nine cities long divided by race, nationality, class, and religion: Washington, DC, Kaliningrad, St Petersburg, L'viv, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona and Riga. All have undergone greater or lesser transitions from authoritarian to democratic forms of government, creating new needs and opportunities to shape a civic identity. The contributors study these cities' presentations of their own history as embodied in everything from museum exhibits to architecture to street names. Do a city's efforts at material renewal and reform reflect and promote an inclusive, pluralistic self-image that supports nascent democratic institutions, or an exclusionary one that claims all the city for some particular group? Drawing on the experiences of 50 years, the book shows how the emergence of pluralistic images of the past, present, and future can open the way for more pluralistic understandings of power and social relations
Money sings : the changing politics of urban space in post-Soviet Yaroslavl by Blair A Ruble( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The politics surrounding the use of urban space exposes the interaction of economic, physical, social, and political factors shaping contemporary society. This exposure is especially revealing when focused on a single community during a period of dramatic transformation. Money Sings explores the sweeping reorganization of Russian life during the initial post-Soviet era (August 1991-December 1993) by examining the politics of property in a Russian "Middletown," the historic industrial city of Yaroslavl."--BOOK JACKET. "Located on the banks of the Volga 150 miles northeast of Moscow, post-Soviet Yaroslavl reveals what can happen to a city when money suddenly takes on meaning. Bureaucratic battles over property, plans for suburbs to be built on collective farms, major court battles, discredited local officials, and environmental disasters add texture to abstract notions about transitions to a market economy and political democracy. The politics of urban space - what a city looks like and how it functions - explodes in Yaroslavl as local officials wrest power from central authorities, and those who control money subvert formal planning procedures that once favored privilege and bureaucratic status."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume, which details housing privatization, historic preservation, and urban planning, demonstrates important lessons about the bureaucratic and political dynamics of systemic change in post-Soviet Russia, the economic transition to the market, and the importance of economic factors in shaping the contemporary city."--Jacket
Cities after the fall of communism : reshaping cultural landscapes and European identity( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities after the Fall of Communism" traces the cultural reorientation of East European cities since 1989. Analyzing the architecture, commemorative practices, and urban planning of cities such as Lviv, Vilnius, and Odessa, the contributors to this volume demonstrate how history may be selectively reimagined in light of present political and cultural realities. These essays show that while East European cities gravitate nostalgically toward Habsburg, Baltic, Imperial Russian, and Germanic pasts, they are also embracing new urban identities grounded in ethnic-national, European, Western, and global contexts. Ultimately, the editors argue that one can see a 'New Europe' taking shape in these cities, where a strained discourse between different versions of the past and variously envisioned futures is being set in stone, steel, and glass
Migration, homeland, and belonging in Eurasia( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia examines patterns of migration and sheds new light on government interests, migrant motivations, historical precedents, and community identities. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines: political science, sociology, history, and geography. The initial chapters offer overall assessments of contemporary migration debates in the region. The following chapters feature individual case studies that highlight continuity and change in migration debates in the imperial and the Soviet periods. Several chapters treat particular topics in Central Eurasia and the Far East, such as the movement of ethnic Kazakhs from Mongolia to Kazakhstan and the continuing attraction of migrants to Siberian cities that are believed to be economically unsupportable."--Jacket
DC jazz : stories of jazz music in Washington, DC by Maurice Jackson( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conventional history of jazz music in the United States begins in New Orleans, moves upstream along the Mississippi River to Chicago, then by rail into New York before exploding across the globe. But in fact the nation's capital has been a fertile city for jazz for a century. Some of the most important clubs in the jazz world have opened and closed their doors in Washington, DC; some of its greatest players and promoters were born there and continue to reside in the area; and some of the local institutions so critical to supporting this uniquely American form of music--including Congress and the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress and the Historical Society of Washington, DC--remain vigorous advocates. Edited by noted historians Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, this book is a collection of original and fascinating stories about the DC jazz scene, from the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets to the role of jazz in desegregating the city to the great Edward "Duke" Ellington to women in jazz to seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University. The book also includes three poems by Washington, DC poet E. Ethelbert Miller. A copublishing initiative with the Historical Society of Washington, DC, the book includes over thirty museum-quality photographs and a guide to resources for learning more about Washington, DC jazz
A Scholars' guide to humanities and social sciences in the Soviet successor states : the Academies of Sciences of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaidzhan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan by Institut nauchnoĭ informat︠s︡ii po obshchestvennym naukam (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR)( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's U Street : a biography by Blair A Ruble( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's U Street: A Biography traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil Warera origins to its recent gentrification. Home throughout the years to important scholars, entertainers, and political figuies, as well as to historically prominent African American institutions, Washington's U Street neighborhood is critical zone of contact between black and white America. Howard University and the Howard Theater are both located there; Duke Ellington grew up in the neighborhood; and diplomat Ralph Bunche, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and medical researcher Charles Drew were all members of the community
The applicability of corporatist models to the study of Soviet politics : the case of trade unions by Blair A Ruble( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Leningrad : shaping a Soviet city
Leningrad : shaping a Soviet citySoviet trade unions : their development in the 1970sSecond metropolis : pragmatic pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji OsakaRebounding identities : the politics of identity in Russia and UkraineFragmented space in the Russian FederationCreating diversity capital : transnational migrants in Montreal, Washington, and KyivImmigration and integration in urban communities : renegotiating the cityComposing urban history and the constitution of civic identities
Alternative Names
Rubl, Blair A.

Rubl, Blair A. 1949-

Rubl, Blèr.

Rubl, Blèr 1949-

Rubl, Blėr A.

Rubl, Blėr A. 1949-

Ruble, Blair.

Ruble, Blair 1949-

Ruble, Blair Aldridge.

Ruble, Blair Aldridge 1949-

Рубл, Блэр 1949-

Рубл, Блэр А 1949-

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