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Life in Stalin's Soviet Union

Author: Kees Boterbloem
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Life in Stalin's Soviet Union' is a collaborative work in which some of the leading scholars in the field shed light on various aspects of daily life for Soviet citizens. Split into three parts which focus on 'Food, Health and Leisure', the 'Lived Experience' and 'Religion and Ideology', the book is comprised of chapters covering a range of important subjects, including: * Food* Health and Housing* Sex and Gender*  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kees Boterbloem
ISBN: 147428552X 9781474285520 9781474285513 1474285511
OCLC Number: 1028823346
Description: xi, 247 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: The End of the Russian Peasants under Stalin / Kees Boterbloem --
Food Consumption, Diet and Famines / Elena A. Osokina --
The Cities: Urbanization and Modern Life / Heather D. DeHaan --
On the Margins: Social Dislocation and Criminality in the Soviet Union from the 1930s to the 1950s / David Shearer --
The Gulag under Stalin / Golfo Alexopoulos --
Private Ivan's Life and Fate: Daily Life in Stalin's Red Army during the "Great Patriotic War" / Kenneth Slepyan --
The History of Disability during Stalinism / Frances Bernstein --
Gender and Sexuality / Amy Randall --
The Educational Experience in Stalin's Russia, 1931-45 / Larry E. Holmes --
A Year of Celebrations in the Life of a Soviet Student / Karen Petrone --
Soviet People's Informal Interactions with Officials of the Stalin-Era Party-State / James Heinzen --
The Religious Front: Militant Atheists and Militant Believers / Gregory L. Freeze.
Responsibility: edited by Kees Boterbloem.

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Life in Stalin's Soviet Union' is a collaborative work in which some of the leading scholars in the field shed light on various aspects of daily life for Soviet citizens. Split into three parts which focus on 'Food, Health and Leisure', the 'Lived Experience' and 'Religion and Ideology', the book is comprised of chapters covering a range of important subjects, including: * Food* Health and Housing* Sex and Gender* Education* Religion (Christianity, Islam and Judaism)* Sport and Leisure* Festivals There is detailed analysis of urban and rural life, as well as explorations of life in the gulag, life as a peasant, life in the military and what it was like to be disabled in Stalin's Russia. The book also engages with the wider Soviet Union wherever possible to ensure the most in-depth discussion of life, in all its minutiae, under Stalin. This is a vitally important book for any student of Stalin's Russia keen to know more about the human history of this complex period of dictatorship.

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Kees Boterbloem brings together a formidable cast of first-rate scholars for this study of daily life in Stalinist Russia. The result is an extremely impressive book that offers cutting-edge research Read more...

 
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