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The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power

Author: Jan Plamper
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution, Stanford University ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Series: Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, one of the most persuasive personality cults of all times saturated Soviet public space with images of Stalin. A torrent of portraits, posters, statues, films, plays, songs, and poems galvanized the Soviet population and inspired leftist activists around the world. In the first book to examine the cultural products and production methods of the Stalin cult, Jan Plamper  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph / 1879-1953 / In mass media Stalin; Joseph / 1879-1953 / Influence Stalin; Joseph / 1879-1953 / Public opinion Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin; Iosif V Stalin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Plamper
ISBN: 9780300169522 0300169523
OCLC Number: 711045596
Description: xx, 310 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Paths to the Stalin cult --
pt. 1. Cult products --
Stalin's image in time --
Stalin's image in space --
pt. 2. Cult production --
The political is personal, art is political : Stalin, the cult, and patronage --
How to paint the leader? Institutions of cult production --
The audience as cult producer : exhibition comment books and notes at celebrity evenings --
Appendix: The statistics of visual representations of Stalin in Pravda.
Series Title: Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War.
Responsibility: Jan Plamper.

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Examining the cultural products and production methods of the Stalin cult, the author reconstructs a hidden history linking artists, party patrons, state functionaries, and ultimately Stalin himself  Read more...

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