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Soviet Space Culture : Cosmic Enthusiasm in Socialist Societies.

Author: Eva Maurer; Julia Richers; Monica Rüthers; Carmen Scheide
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting with the first man-made satellite 'Sputnik' in 1957 and culminating four years later with the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, space became a new utopian horizon. This book explores the profound repercussions of the Soviet space exploration program on culture and everyday life in Eastern Europe, especially in the Soviet Union itself.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maurer, Eva.
Soviet Space Culture : Cosmic Enthusiasm in Socialist Societies.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Maurer; Julia Richers; Monica Rüthers; Carmen Scheide
ISBN: 9780230317222 0230317227 9780230307049 0230307043
OCLC Number: 751962265
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction: What Does 'Space Culture' Mean in Soviet Society?; 2 Space is the Place! Writing About Soviet Space Exploration; Part I: Spirituality, Transcendence and Soviet Utopianism; Part II: Remembering Space, Constructing Heroes; Part III: Performing Space in World Politics: Communications and Mediality; Part IV: Space in Popular Culture; Epilogue: From Utopia to Nostalgia; Select Bibliography; Index.
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