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Writing the Stalin era : Sheila Fitzpatrick and Soviet historiography /
edited by Golfo Alexopoulos, Julie Hessler, and Kiril Tomoff.
imprint
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
viii, 246 p. cm.
ISBN
0230109306 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780230109308 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230109306 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780230109308 (pbk. : alk. paper)
issn
0230105491 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Sheila Fitzpatrick and the writing of history -- Writing Russia : the work of Sheila Fitzpatrick / Ronald Suny -- Sheila Fitzpatrick : an interpretive essay / Julie Hessler -- The two faces of Tatiana Matveevna / Yuri Slezkine -- Examining the Soviet past : culture, identity, and the state -- Military occupation and social unrest : daily life in Russian Poland at the start of the WWI / Joshua A. Sanborn -- Seeing like a Soviet state : settlement of nomadic Kazakhs, 1928-34 / Matthew Payne -- Counter-narratives of Soviet life : Kulak special settlers in the first person / Lynne Viola -- Gender, marriage, and reproduction in the postwar Soviet Union / Mie Nakachi -- Collective action in Soviet society : the case of war veterans / Mark Edele -- "Shostakovich, et al." and the Iron Curtain : intellectual property and the development of a Soviet strategy of cultural confrontation, 1948-1949 / Kiril Tomoff -- A torture memo : reading violence in the Gulag / Golfo Alexopoulos -- Stalin, Khrushchev, and the spaceman / Jim Andrews -- Reminiscences: Peter Nicholls; David Fitzpatrick; Barbara Gillam; Jerry Hough; Efim Iosifovich Pivovar; Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kozlov; Leora Auslander; Alison Edwards; Katerina Clark; Kiril Tomoff.
abstract
"This book weaves together elements of biography, historiography, and historical writing to explore the writings and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick, the University of Chicago's eminent scholar of Soviet history. It begins with essays that examine Fitzpatrick's contribution to her field and concludes with reminiscences about her life and career so far written by friends, family members, colleagues, and students. The heart of the book is a collection of original articles written by some of Fitzpatrick's students. These articles address subjects ranging from Kazakh resettlement under Stalin to the self-fashioning of scientists under Khrushchev, from state practices of terror to cultural and gender politics, showcasing both diverse and shared elements in the work of this scholar's protégés"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7392473
 
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"Sheila Fitzpatrick has indeed helped to shape generations of historians of twentieth century Russia in their understanding of Soviet politics, the evolution of the Russian revolution, the inner workings of Stalinism, and lately the dynamics of everyday forms of resistance under Stalinism. She has taken risks with arguments and types of arguments, but most of her main postulatesabout social support for the Stalin regime and its contribution to the longevity and relative stability of the Soviet state; about the factions within the cultural worlds and the politics of Soviet bureaucracyhave held up and entered the mainstream of research and teaching about the Soviet period. I think it is inconceivable today for anyone to seriously prepare graduate students in the field without a thorough exposure to Fitzpatrick's contributions."Mark Von Hagen, Professor of History and Director, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags and gender relations after World War II, this volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick and offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Long Description
This volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick by bringing together outstanding historical work on the Stalin era. Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, it offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Main Description
Sheila Fitzpatrick's numerous studies of the first three decades of Soviet history have fundamentally influenced the manner in which historians comprehend the Soviet Union today. This volume provides a valuable perspective on the current state of the field as reflected in multiple aspects of her work, including the nature and evolution of her interpretation of Soviet history; the impact of her scholarship on countless students; and the interaction of personality and individual experiences. Bringing together outstanding essays on such diverse aspects of the Stalin era as the Soviet monopoly on information and communication, violence in the Gulag, and gender relations after World War II, this volume both highlights Fitzpatrick's legacy and introduces readers to exciting new work in the field.
Main Description
Sheila Fitzpatrick’s numerous studies of the first three decades of Soviet history have fundamentally influenced the manner in which historians comprehend the Soviet Union today. This volume provides a valuable perspective on the current state of the field as reflected in multiple aspects of her work, including the nature and evolution of her interpretation of Soviet history; the impact of her scholarship on countless students; and the interaction of personality and individual experiences. Bringing together outstanding essays on such diverse aspects of the Stalin era as the Soviet monopoly on information and communication, violence in the Gulag, and gender relations after World War II, this volume both highlights Fitzpatrick’s legacy and introduces readers to exciting new work in the field.
Main Description
"This book weaves together elements of biography, historiography, and historical writing to explore the writings and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick, the University of Chicago's eminent scholar of Soviet history. It begins with essays that examine Fitzpatrick's contribution to her field and concludes with reminiscences about her life and career so far written by friends, family members, colleagues, and students. The heart of the book is a collection of original articles written by some of Fitzpatrick's students. These articles address subjects ranging from Kazakh resettlement under Stalin to the self-fashioning of scientists under Khrushchev, from state practices of terror to cultural and gender politics, showcasing both diverse and shared elements in the work of this scholar's proteges"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
This festschrift volume highlights the work and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick by bringing together outstanding historical work on the Stalin era. Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, it offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Main Description
This volume highlights the work and legacy of the famed Soviet historian Sheila Fitzpatrick by bringing together outstanding historical work on the Stalin era. Covering topics such as the Soviet monopoly over information and communication, violence in the gulags, and gender relations after World War II, it offers a cross-section of some of the best work being done on a critical period of Russia and the Soviet Union.
Table of Contents
Sheila Fitzpatrick and the Writing of History
Writing Russia: The Work of Sheila Fitzpatrick
Sheila Fitzpatrick: An Interpretive Essay
The Two Faces of Tatiana Matveevna
Examining the Soviet Past: Culture, Identity, and the State
Military Occupation and Social Unrest: Daily Life in Russian Poland at the Start of the WWI
Seeing Like a Soviet State: Settlement of Nomadic Kazakhs, 1928-34
Counter-Narratives of Soviet Life: Kulak Special Settlers in the First Person—Lynne Viola
Gender, Marriage, and Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union
Collective Action in Soviet Society: The Case of War Veterans
Shostakovich et al. and The Iron Curtain: Intellectual Property and the Development of a Soviet Strategy of Cultural Confrontation, 1948-1949
A Torture Memo: Reading Violence in the Gulag
Stalin, Khrushchev, and the Spaceman
Reminiscences
Peter Nicholls
David Fitzpatrick
Barbara Gillam
Efim Pivovar
Jerry Hough
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kozlov
Leora Auslander
Alison Edwards
Katerina Clark
Kiril Tomoff
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