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The biopolitics of Stalinism : ideology and life in Soviet socialism

Author: Sergei Prozorov
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In contrast to Western rationalities of biopolitics, Soviet biopolitics was oriented less towards protecting life than towards transforming it in accordance with the communist ideal. In this book, Sergei Prozorov traces the emergence of the Soviet biopolitical project during the period of the Great Break (1928-32) and its subsequent modifications during High Stalinism. He then relocates the question of biopolitics  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Prozorov, Sergei.
Biopolitics of Stalinism.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2016]
(OCoLC)921867289
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sergei Prozorov
ISBN: 9781474418744 1474418740 9781474410557 1474410553
OCLC Number: 959949255
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages .)
Contents: Postcommunist Stalinism : the resurrection of the effective manager --
Stalinism in the theory of biopolitics : a brief genealogy of a reticence --
The great break : making socialism real --
High Stalinism : retreat, simulacrum, terror --
Deathly life : the subject of Stalinism --
Shalamov, or the negative experience --
A real renewal of life : towards an affirmative biopolitics.
Responsibility: Sergei Prozorov.

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"In contrast to Western rationalities of biopolitics, Soviet biopolitics was oriented less towards protecting life than towards transforming it in accordance with the communist ideal. In this book, Sergei Prozorov traces the emergence of the Soviet biopolitical project during the period of the Great Break (1928-32) and its subsequent modifications during High Stalinism. He then relocates the question of biopolitics down to the level of the subject, tracing the way the 'new Soviet person' was to be produced in governmental practices and the role violence and terror played in this construction."--Page 4 of cover.

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