Bolshevik Culture: Experiment and Order in the Russian Revolution

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Abbott Gleason, Peter Kenez, Richard Stites
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 304 pages
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In the tumultuous years after the revolution of 1917, the traditional cutlure of Imperial Russia was both destroyed and preserved, as a new Soviet culture began to take shape. This book focuses on the interaction between the emerging political and cultural policies of the Soviet regime and the deeply held traditional values of the worker and peasant masses.

  

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Contents

Destroying and Preserving the Past Richard Stiles
1
Lenins Bolshevism as a Culture in the Making Robert C Tucker
25
The Provisional Government and Its Cultural Work Daniel T Orlovsky
39
The Civil War as a Formative Experience Sheila Fitzpatrick
57
The Myth of Lenin during the Civil War Years Nina Tumarkin
77
Cultural Revolution and the Fortress Mentality David Joravsky
93
Divergent Paths to the Communist Educational Ideal James C McClelland
114
Lenin and the Freedom of the Press Peter Kenez
131
The Birth of the Soviet Cinema Richard Taylor
190
Constructivism and Early Soviet Fashion Design John E Bowlt
203
The Birth of the New Soviet Woman Barbara Evans Clements
220
Village Women Experience the Revolution Beatrice Farnsworth
238
Juvenile Crime and Rehabilitation Peter H Juviler
261
Iconoclasm and Cultural Revolution in China and Russia Maurice Meisner
279
CONTRIBUTORS
295
INDEX
297

The Breakdown in Production and Distribution of Printed Material 1917
151
A Duel of Utopias Katerina Clark
175

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About the author (1989)

Peter Kenez is Emeritus Professor of History, University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of many books, including Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in Hungary, 1944 1948 (Cambridge University Press, 2006), A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Red Attack, White Resistance (2005). He is a board member for the journal Revolutionary Russia.

Richard Stites is Distinguished Professor of International Studies at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.