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Shlapentokh, Vladimir

Overview
Works: 87 works in 306 publications in 2 languages and 11,406 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HN523.5, 947.084
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Most widely held works about Vladimir Shlapentokh
 
Most widely held works by Vladimir Shlapentokh
Public and private life of the Soviet people : changing values in post-Stalin Russia by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A normal totalitarian society : how the Soviet Union functioned and how it collapsed by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet cinematography, 1918-1991 : ideological conflict and social reality by Dmitry Shlapentokh( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a historical sweep that recent events have made definitive, the authors examine the influence of official ideology on the presentation of social reality by Soviet cinema. The order of the study follows the chronology of the social history of the Soviet Union, from the October Revolution to the final days of glasnost. Within the framework of an introduction that lays out the conceptual terminology used to describe that shifting ideological landscape, the authors analyze both the social groups appearing in the films and the relations of film directors and other film makers to state censorship and ideological control. For film students used to the aesthetic categories and philosophical assumptions of the West, the Shlapentokhs' book will provide a compelling new perspective. With its vast array of hard-to-obtain source materials, this is a much-needed reference work for anyone interested in Soviet film making
Soviet intellectuals and political power : the post-Stalin era by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unprecedented work on the status and role of intellectuals in Soviet political life, a former Soviet sociologist maps out the delicate, often paradoxical, ties between the political regime and the creative thinkers who play a major part in the movement toward modernization. Beginning with Stalin, Vladimir Shlapentokh explores the mutual need and antagonism that have existed between political leaders and intellectuals. What emerges is a fascinating portrayal of the Soviet intellectual network since the 1950s, which touches on such topics as the role of literature and film in politica
Love, marriage, and friendship in the Soviet Union : ideals and practices by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Russian diaspora : Russian minorities in the former Soviet republics( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet ideologies in the period of glasnost : responses to Brezhnev's stagnation by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet public opinion and ideology : mythology and pragmatism in interaction by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of sociology in the Soviet Union by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : sovereign defender or cowboy nation? by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars representing seven countries are brought together in this exceptional volume to examine the origins of both anti- and pro-American attitudes within the framework of external causes (the actions of the USA abroad) versus internal causes (the domestic political, ideological, cultural, and psychological characteristics of foreign countries)." "Offering a fresh view of a contemporary issue, the volume is well-suited for class use as a supplementary reader for foreign policy studies, comparative politics, media, political sociology and history."--Jacket
From submission to rebellion : the provinces versus the center in Russia by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the spirit of comparative and historical analysis, this book addresses the relationship between the center and its provinces - an important issue in any society - using Russia as a case study. The authors investigate the historical stages of Russia's past with a special focus on the postcommunist era, a time when the movement toward regional autonomy (regionalization) is extremely important as a molder of political and economic life. In addition, the book shows how historical traditions, on the one hand, and the new market economy and democratization, on the other, will shape the relationship between the center and provinces in the coming decade
Feudal America : elements of the Middle Ages in contemporary society by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uses a feudal model to analyze contemporary American society, comparing its essential characteristics to those of medieval European societies"--Provided by publisher
Fear in contemporary society : its negative and positive effects by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pointing to the flaws of these views, which are primarily based on the Lockean-Parsonian tradition and the postmodern perspective, Shlapentokh proposes that the Hobbesian viewpoint be included in social analysis. He assumes that social order is shaped not only from "below," but also from "above," with the state as a positive agent."--Jacket
Fears in post-communist societies : a comparative perspective( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a cross-national and comparative analysis of how fear shapes and dominates political, social, and economic life in post-Communist countries. Each chapter analyses economic fears, fears of catastrophes, worries about internal and foreign enemies, health concerns, and environmental uncertainties and their connection to political, social, and economic life. Chapters also explore rational and irrational elements of the individual's fears and examines the influence of political and social factors. The contributors were able to consolidate results of public opinion polls with other sources of empirical information, such as small surveys, case studies, and focus group methologies in Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and among Russian immigrants in the US and Israel
Contemporary Russia as a feudal society : a new perspective on the post-Soviet era by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current literature on post-Soviet Russia tends to depict the society in terms of one system, using either the liberal or authoritarian models. As a result, many important elements of contemporary Russia have been either neglected or distorted. The goal of this book is to add the feudal model to the conventional toolkit of social analysis. The book demonstrates that many developments in the country, including the weakness of the state, the prevalence of crime and corruption, and the high role of personal relations and private security firms, among other things, can only be understood with this model."--Jacket
The new elite in post-communist Eastern Europe by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the collapse of the Soviet Union, a radical metamorphosis took place in Eastern Europe as major power structures were replaced by new systems of power and authority. With new power systems came new types of dominant elites. The New Elite in Post-Communist Eastern Europe identifies those elites who have gained control of the political, economic, cultural, and scientific institutions of the new state systems and examines the nature of power in the post-Communist world and the relationships between the old and new elite."--Jacket
Restricting freedoms : limitations on the individual in contemporary America by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, freedom is so closely associated with the United States that most people still view America as the ultimate symbol of freedom. This is one reason why the desire to immigrate to the United States from almost anywhere in the world has not waned for more than a century. Because of this image, the idea that Americans are constrained by restrictive ordinances and rules seems contrary, and therefore difficult for most citizens to accept. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley argue that the idea of basing American society upon unadulterated freedom in all spheres of life is both unrealistic and simplistic. The authors define freedom as the ability to choose one of many available alternatives. They note that this concept of freedom sometimes leads to a paradox: occasionally, freedoms are expanded through the creation of additional restrictions because the restrictions provides people with more alternatives. Thus, being "free" or "restricted" is not an all-or-nothing proposition, but rather a question of degrees. Many works discuss restrictions in relation to a particular area of life, but none of them explore the magnitude of how limitations shape people's everyday lives. Restricting Freedoms is unique in that the authors provide case studies that illustrate a wide variety of social contexts in relation to religious activity, noise-making, and sexual activities, among others. This overview of the role of restrictions in American life will be of interest to all American readers. -- from dust jacket
The last years of the Soviet empire : snapshots from 1985-1991 by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet Union : internal and external perspectives on Soviet society by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title analyzes Soviet society as a 'hard reality', emphasizes the varying perceptions of it in the Soviet Union and the US, and insists that, while glorifications of the Soviet reality have been useful, the most accurate descriptions of this reality were critical
Freedom, repression, and private property in Russia by Vladimir Shlapentokh( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study demonstrates how the emergence of private property and a market economy after the Soviet Union's collapse enabled a degree of freedom while simultaneously supporting authoritarianism. Based on case studies, Vladimir Shlapentokh and Anna Arutunyan analyze how private property and free markets spawn feudal elements in society. These elements are so strong in post-Communist Russia that they prevent the formation of a true democratic society, while making it impossible to return to totalitarianism. The authors describe the resulting Russian society as having three types of social organization: authoritarian, feudal and liberal. The authors examine the adaptation of Soviet-era institutions like security forces, the police and the army to free market conditions and how they generated corruption; the belief that the KGB was relatively free from corruption; how large property holdings merge with power and necessitate repression; and how property relations affect government management and suppression
 
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A normal totalitarian society : how the Soviet Union functioned and how it collapsed
Alternative Names
Chliapentokh Vladimir E. 1926-....

Shlapentokh, Vladimir

Shlapentokh Vladimir 1926-....

Shlapentokh, Vladimir Ė. 1926-

Shli︠a︡pentokh, V. Ė.

Shli︠a︡pentokh, V. Ė. 1926-

Shli︠a︡pentokh, V. Ė. (Vladimir Ėmmanuilovich)

Shli︠a︡pentokh, Vladimir

Shli︠a︡pentokh, Vladimir 1926-

Shliapentokh, Vladimir Ė. 1926-

Shli︠a︡pentokh, Vladimir Ėmmanuilovich

Shli︠a︡pentokh, Vladimir Ėmmanuilovich 1926-

Shliapentokh, Vladimir Emmmanuilovich 1926-

Šľapentoch, V. E.

Šlʿapentoch, V. E. 1926-

Šlapentoch, Vladimir Ė. 1926-

Šlapentoch, Vladimir Ėmmanuilovič 1926-

Šlâpentoh, V.

Šlâpentoh, V. È.

Šlâpentoh, Vladimir.

Šlâpentoh, Vladimir Èmmanuilovič.

Šljapentoch, V. 1926-

Šljapentoch, V. Ė. 1926-

Šljapentoch, Vladimir 1926-

Šljapentoch, Vladimir Emanuilovič 1926-

Šljapentoch, Vladimir Ėmmanuilovič 1926-

Vladimir Shlapentokh American academic

Vladimir Shlapentokh Amerikaans politicoloog (1926-2015)

Шлапентох, Владимир

Шляпентох, Владимир.

Шляпентох, Владимир Еммануилович 1926-...

Шляпентох, Владимир Эммануилович.

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Soviet cinematography, 1918-1991 : ideological conflict and social realitySoviet intellectuals and political power : the post-Stalin eraLove, marriage, and friendship in the Soviet Union : ideals and practicesThe new Russian diaspora : Russian minorities in the former Soviet republicsSoviet ideologies in the period of glasnost : responses to Brezhnev's stagnationSoviet public opinion and ideology : mythology and pragmatism in interactionAmerica : sovereign defender or cowboy nation?From submission to rebellion : the provinces versus the center in Russia