Russia in the Era of NEP

Russia in the Era of NEP : Explorations in Soviet Society and Culture

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Lenin's New Economic Policy of the 1920s, although a relatively free and open potential alternative to Soviet communism, was also a time of extreme tension, as Russian society and culture were rocked by the forces of resistance and change. These essays examine the social and cultural dimensions of NEP in urban and rural Russia in the years before Stalin and rapid more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 153.2 x 235.5 x 23.6mm | 617.08g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 025320657X
  • 9780253206572
  • 827,330

Table of contents

Preface I. Introduction: NEP Russia as a Transitional Society William G. Rosenberg II. The Problem of Class Identity in NEP Society Sheila Fitzpatrick III. Class and Consciousness in a Socialist Society: Workers in the Printing Trades during NEP Diane P. Koenker IV. Labor Conflict in Moscow, 1921-1925 John B. Hatch V. WorkersO Artels and Soviet Production Relations Hiroaki Kuromiya VI. Private Trade and Traders during NEP R.E. Johnson VII. Family Life in Moscow during NEP VIII. Working-Class Women and the Withering Away of the Family: Popular Responses to Family Policy Wendy Z. Goldman IX. Razmychka? Urban Unemployment and Peasant In-migration as Sources of Social Conflict Douglas R. Weiner X. Soldiers in the Proletarian Dictatorship: From Defending the Revolution to Building Socialism Mark von Hagen XI. Policing the NEP Countryside Neil Weissman XII. Insoluble Conflicts: Villiage Life Between Revolution and Collectivization Helmut Altrichter XIII. The Quiet Revolution in Soviet Intellectual Life Katrina Clark XIV. The Press and Its Message: Images of America in the 1920s and 1930s Jeffrey Brooks XV. Popular Literature of the 1920s: Russian Peasants as Readers Regine Robin XVI. Popular Song in the NEP Era Robert A. Rothstein XVII. Bolshevik Ritual Building in the 1920s Richard Stites XVIII. Conclusion: Understanding NEP Society and Culture in the Light of New Research William G. Rosenberg Selected Bibliography Lori A. Citti Contributors Indexshow more

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