skip to content
Terror in my soul : Communist autobiographies on trial Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Terror in my soul : Communist autobiographies on trial

Author: Igal Halfin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In this work, Igal Halfin exposes the inner struggles of Soviet Communists to identify themselves with the Bolshevik Party during the decisive decades of the 1920s and 1930s. The Bolsheviks preached the moral transformation of Russians into model Communists for their political and personal salvation. To screen the population for moral and political deviance, the new regime enlisted natural scientists, doctors,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Igal Halfin
ISBN: 0674010329 9780674010321
OCLC Number: 51330357
Description: xi, 344 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Good and Evil in Communism --
2. A Voyage toward the Light --
3. The Bolshevik Discourse on the Psyche --
4. From a Weak Body to an Omnipotent Mind --
5. Looking into the Oppositionist Soul --
Epilogue: Communism and Death.
Other Titles: Communist autobiographies on trial
Responsibility: Igal Halfin.
More information:

Abstract:

Combining the analysis of autobiography with the study of communist psychology and sociology and the politics of Bolshevik self-fashioning, Halfin gives us insight into the preconditions of the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

author>Igal Halfin's book examines the language and ritual of Russia's communist party in the 1920s and 1930s. In particular, the author looks at party discourse and autobiography in order to shed Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51330357> # Terror in my soul : Communist autobiographies on trial
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "51330357" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85074575> ; # Language and languages--Political aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/zelfverloochening> ; # Zelfverloochening
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Event/geschichte_1917_1953> ; # Geschichte 1917-1953
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Organization/vsesoiuznaia_kommunisticheskaia_partiia_bolshevikov> ; # Vsesoı︠u︡znaı︠a︡ Kommunisticheskaı︠a︡ partiı︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/992197> ; # Language and languages--Political aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/bolsjewisme> ; # Bolsjewisme
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919741> ; # Politics and government
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/335.4301/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Place/soviet_union> ; # Soviet Union
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/political_purges_soviet_union> ; # Political purges--Soviet Union
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210281> ; # Soviet Union.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069672> ; # Political purges
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Event/1917_1953> ; # 1917-1953
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Place/sowjetunion> ; # Sowjetunion.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/politieke_zuiveringen> ; # Politieke zuiveringen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/regierung> ; # Regierung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/egodocumenten> ; # Egodocumenten
   schema:alternateName "Communist autobiographies on trial" ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Person/halfin_igal> ; # Igal Halfin
   schema:datePublished "2003" ;
   schema:description "1. Good and Evil in Communism -- 2. A Voyage toward the Light -- 3. The Bolshevik Discourse on the Psyche -- 4. From a Weak Body to an Omnipotent Mind -- 5. Looking into the Oppositionist Soul -- Epilogue: Communism and Death."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/248614102> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Terror in my soul : Communist autobiographies on trial"@en ;
   schema:productID "51330357" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/51330357#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_harvard_university_press_2003> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Agent/harvard_university_press> ; # Harvard University Press
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/51330357#Review/-2081359829> ;
   schema:url <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.05247> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674010321> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA3Y7651> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/51330357> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Agent/harvard_university_press> # Harvard University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Harvard University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Event/geschichte_1917_1953> # Geschichte 1917-1953
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1917-1953" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Organization/vsesoiuznaia_kommunisticheskaia_partiia_bolshevikov> # Vsesoı︠u︡znaı︠a︡ Kommunisticheskaı︠a︡ partiı︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Vsesoı︠u︡znaı︠a︡ Kommunisticheskaı︠a︡ partiı︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)" ;
   schema:name "Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Person/halfin_igal> # Igal Halfin
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Halfin" ;
   schema:givenName "Igal" ;
   schema:name "Igal Halfin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/248614102#Topic/politieke_zuiveringen> # Politieke zuiveringen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Politieke zuiveringen"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85074575> # Language and languages--Political aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Language and languages--Political aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069672> # Political purges
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Political purges"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210281> # Soviet Union.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Soviet Union." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919741> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Politics and government"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/992197> # Language and languages--Political aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Language and languages--Political aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674010321>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0674010329" ;
   schema:isbn "9780674010321" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/51330357#Review/-2081359829>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51330357> ; # Terror in my soul : Communist autobiographies on trial
   schema:reviewBody ""In this work, Igal Halfin exposes the inner struggles of Soviet Communists to identify themselves with the Bolshevik Party during the decisive decades of the 1920s and 1930s. The Bolsheviks preached the moral transformation of Russians into model Communists for their political and personal salvation. To screen the population for moral and political deviance, the new regime enlisted natural scientists, doctors, psychologists, sexologists, writers, and Party visionaries to establish criteria for judging people. Self-inspection became a central Bolshevik practice, epitomized by the autobiography that all Communists were expected to write, in which they reconfigured their life experience in line with official demands." "From a deep investigation of these autobiographies, Halfin traces the intellectual and scientific contortions of this project. Initially, the Party denounced deviant Communists, especially the Trotskyists, as degenerate but innocuous souls, however, in a chilling turn in the mid-1930s, the Party came to demonize the unreformed as virulent, malicious counter-revolutionaries. As Bolshevik power and discipline increased, so did the insistence that the good society could not triumph unless every wicked individual was destroyed. With this ideological logic, Stalin's mass purges and executions of the 1930s became possible."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.