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Ruble, Blair A. 1949-

Works: 72 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 6,595 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Directories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HT169.S642, 307.764094745
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Blair A Ruble
Leningrad : shaping a Soviet city by Blair A Ruble( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trade unions in communist states ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Industrial labor in the U.S.S.R. ( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soviet trade unions : their development in the 1970s by Blair A Ruble( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russia's engagement with the west : transformation and integration in the twenty-first century ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 363 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 358 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 )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebounding identities : the politics of identity in Russia and Ukraine ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 297 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 )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating diversity capital : transnational migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv by Blair A Ruble( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 280 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 )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 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
Money sings : the changing politics of urban space in post-Soviet Yaroslavl by Blair A Ruble( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composing urban history and the constitution of civic identities ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 249 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
Cities after the fall of communism : reshaping cultural landscapes and European identity ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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 )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Washington's U Street : a biography by Blair A Ruble( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The applicability of corporatist models to the study of Soviet politics : the case of trade unions by Blair A Ruble( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The political and economic situation in Russia after the Chechen War: possible options for further development" : transcript of a Kennan Institute seminar, Thursday, 9 February 1995 by Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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-
English (128)
Italian (1)