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The Resource Everyday Stalinism, Victor Petrov

Everyday Stalinism, Victor Petrov

Label
Everyday Stalinism
Title
Everyday Stalinism
Statement of responsibility
Victor Petrov
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How was the Soviet Union like a soup kitchen? In this important and highly revisionist work, historian Sheila Fitzpatrick explains that a reimagining of the Communist state as a provider of goods for the 'deserving poor' can be seen as a powerful metaphor for understanding Soviet life as a whole. By positioning the state both as a provider and as a relief agency, Fitzpatrick establishes it as not so much a prison (the metaphor favoured by many of her predecessors), but more the agency that made possible a way of life. Fitzpatrick's real claim to originality, however, is to look at the relationship between the all-powerful totalitarian government and its own people from both sides - and to demonstrate that the Soviet people were not totally devoid of either agency or resources. Rather, they successfully developed practices that helped them to navigate everyday life at a time of considerable danger and multiple shortages. For many, Fitzpatrick shows, becoming an informer and reporting fellow citizens - even family and friends - to the state was a successful survival strategy. Fitzpatrick's work is noted mainly as an example of the critical thinking skill of reasoning; she marshals evidence and arguments to deliver a highly persuasive revisionist description of everyday life in Soviet time. However, her book has been criticized for the way in which it deals with possible counter-arguments, not least the charge that many of the interviewees on whose experiences she bases much of her analysis were not typical products of the Soviet system."--Provided by publisher
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Petrov, Victor,
Dewey number
320.53
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Quinn, Riley
Series statement
The Macat Library
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  • Fitzpatrick, Sheila
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Everyday Stalinism, Victor Petrov
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover Page; Titlepage; Copyright; The Macat Library; Critical Thinking and Everyday Stalinism; About the Author of the Original Work; Dedication; Ways in to The Text; What Does Everyday Stalinism Say?; Why Does Everyday Stalinism Matter?; 1 Influences; Module 1 The Author and the Historical Context; Key Points; Why Read This Text?; Author's Life; Author's Background; Module 2 Academic Context; Key Points; The Work in its Context; Overview of the Field; Academic Influences; Module 3 The Problem; Key Points; Core Question; The Participants; The Contemporary Debate
  • Module 4 The Author's ContributionKey Points; Author's Aims; Approach; Contribution in Context; 2 Ideas; Module 5 Main Ideas; Key Points; Key Themes; Exploring the Ideas; Language and Expression; Module 6 Secondary Ideas; Key Points; Other Ideas; Exploring the Ideas; Overlooked; Module 7 Achievement; Key Points; Assessing the Argument; Achievement in Context; Limitations; Module 8 Place in the Author's Work; Key Points; Positioning; Integration; Significance; 3 Impact; Module 9 The First Responses; Key Points; Criticism; Responses; Conflict and Consensus; Module 10 The Evolving Debate
  • Key PointsUses and Problems; Schools of Thought; In Current Scholarship; Module 11 Impact and Influence Today; Key Points; Position; Interaction; The Continuing Debate; Module 12 Where Next?; Key Points; Potential; Future Directions; Summary; Glossary; People Mentioned in the Text; WORKS CITED; The Macat Library by Discipline
Control code
ocn993451330
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781912281428
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993451330
Label
Everyday Stalinism, Victor Petrov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover Page; Titlepage; Copyright; The Macat Library; Critical Thinking and Everyday Stalinism; About the Author of the Original Work; Dedication; Ways in to The Text; What Does Everyday Stalinism Say?; Why Does Everyday Stalinism Matter?; 1 Influences; Module 1 The Author and the Historical Context; Key Points; Why Read This Text?; Author's Life; Author's Background; Module 2 Academic Context; Key Points; The Work in its Context; Overview of the Field; Academic Influences; Module 3 The Problem; Key Points; Core Question; The Participants; The Contemporary Debate
  • Module 4 The Author's ContributionKey Points; Author's Aims; Approach; Contribution in Context; 2 Ideas; Module 5 Main Ideas; Key Points; Key Themes; Exploring the Ideas; Language and Expression; Module 6 Secondary Ideas; Key Points; Other Ideas; Exploring the Ideas; Overlooked; Module 7 Achievement; Key Points; Assessing the Argument; Achievement in Context; Limitations; Module 8 Place in the Author's Work; Key Points; Positioning; Integration; Significance; 3 Impact; Module 9 The First Responses; Key Points; Criticism; Responses; Conflict and Consensus; Module 10 The Evolving Debate
  • Key PointsUses and Problems; Schools of Thought; In Current Scholarship; Module 11 Impact and Influence Today; Key Points; Position; Interaction; The Continuing Debate; Module 12 Where Next?; Key Points; Potential; Future Directions; Summary; Glossary; People Mentioned in the Text; WORKS CITED; The Macat Library by Discipline
Control code
ocn993451330
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781912281428
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993451330

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