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

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Sheila Fitzpatrick, Alexander Rabinowitch, Richard Stites
Indiana University Press, 1991 - History - 344 pages
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"... a comprehensive look at an enigmatic era... " --Choice

"This provocative collection of essays certainly takes some of the polish off Soviet socialism's golden age." --Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"The authors and editors of this splendid volume deserve great praise. Their work moves the field of Soviet history several large steps forward." --Slavic Review

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 industrialization.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
1
The Problem of Class Identity in NEP Society
12
Labor Conflict in Moscow 19211925
58
Workers Artels and Soviet Production Relations
72
Private Trade and Traders during NEP
89
Family Life in Moscow during NEP
106
WorkingClass Women and the Withering Away
125
Razmychka? Urban Unemployment and Peasant
144
Revolution and Collectivization
192
The Quiet Revolution in Soviet Intellectual Life
210
Images of America
231
Russian Peasants
253
Popular Song in the NEP Era
268
Bolshevik Ritual Building in the 1920s
295
Understanding NEP Society
310
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
321

From
156
Policing the NEP Countryside
174
CONTRIBUTORS
331
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About the author (1991)

Sheila Fitzpatrick is an Australian historian, born in 1941 in Melbourne Australia. She earned her BA from the University of Melbourne and received her PhD from St Antony's College, Oxford University. She is the a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, and Emerita Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews. Her first book was The Commissariat of Enlightenment: Soviet organization of education and the arts under Lunacharsky, 1917-1921 (1970). Her recent work includes My Father's Daughter (2010), A Spy in the Archives (2013), and On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics. Princeton University Press (2015) for which she was a joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2016, Nonfiction.

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