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Myth, memory, trauma : rethinking the Stalinist past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

Author: Polly Jones
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: Eurasia past and present.
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"Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. Jones traces the authorities' initiation and management of the de-Stalinization process and explores a wide range of popular reactions to the new narratives of Stalinism in party statements and in Soviet  Read more...
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Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Iosif Vissarionovič Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif V Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Iosif Stalin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Jones
ISBN: 9780300219777 0300219776 9780300185126 030018512X 9780300187212 0300187211
OCLC Number: 823014151
Description: xii, 362 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Secret Speech --
From thaw to freeze: party history and Soviet literature, 1956-57 --
Forgetting within limits: censorship and preservation of the Stalin cult --
Trauma and redemption: narratives of 1937 in Soviet culture --
Between myth and memory: war, terror, and Stalin in popular memory --
The "cult of personality" in the early Brezhnev era --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Eurasia past and present.
Responsibility: Polly Jones.
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Offers an account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. The author traces the authorities' initiation and management of the de-Stalinization process  Read more...

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