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The Resource Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick, (electronic resource)

Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick, (electronic resource)

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Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s
Title
Everyday Stalinism
Title remainder
ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Fitzpatrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by one of our foremost authorities on modern Russian history. Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick shows that with the adoption of collectivization and the first Five-Year Plan, everyday life was utterly transformed. With the abolition of the market, shortages of food, clothing, and all kinds of consumer goods became endemic. It was a world of privation, overcrowding, endless queues, and broken families, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollow. We read of a government bureaucracy that often turned everyday life into a nightmare, and of the ways that ordinary citizens tried to circumvent it, primarily by patronage and the ubiquitous system of personal connections known as blat. And we read of the police surveillance that was ubiquitous to this society, and the waves of terror, like the Great Purges of 1937, that periodically cast this world into turmoil. Fitzpatrick illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining such diverse activities as shopping, traveling, telling jokes, finding an apartment, getting an education, landing a job, cultivating patrons and connections, marrying and raising a family, writing complaints and denunciations, voting, and trying to steer clear of the secret police
Action
digitized
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Fitzpatrick, Sheila
Dewey number
306/.0947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • City and town life
  • Communism
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-280) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"The party is always right" -- Hard times -- Palaces on Monday -- The magic tablecloth -- Insulted and injured -- Family problems -- Conversations and listeners -- A time of troubles
Control code
ocn567928000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601296641
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567928000
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-280) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"The party is always right" -- Hard times -- Palaces on Monday -- The magic tablecloth -- Insulted and injured -- Family problems -- Conversations and listeners -- A time of troubles
Control code
ocn567928000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601296641
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)567928000
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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