Stalinism on the Frontier of Empire : Women and State Formation in the Soviet Far East (Hardcover)

Author: Shulman, Elena

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This is a fascinating account of frontier Stalinism told through the previously unexplored history of a campaign to attract female settlers to the socialist frontiers of the Soviet Far East in the late 1930s. Elena Shulman reveals the instrumental part these migrants played in the extension of Soviet state power and cultural dominion in the region. Their remarkable stories, recovered from archival letters, party documents, memoirs, press coverage and films, shed new light on Soviet women's roles in state formation, the role of frontier Stalinism in structuring gender ideals, and the nature of Soviet society and Stalinism in the 1930s. Through these narratives Elena Shulman offers a nuanced picture of the world of the frontier as well as the complexities of women's lives under Stalin and the limits of Moscow's rule over the periphery and even the Gulag.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521896672
SKU 208425428
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521896673
Release Date 5/14/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0260
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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