Being Soviet [electronic resource] : identity, rumour, and everyday life under Stalin 1939-1953 / Timothy Johnston
- Johnston, Timothy
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (lii, 240 pages) : illustrations
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: I.BEING SOVIET IN THE PRE-WAR ERA -- 1.The Liberator State? The Crisis of Official Soviet Identity during the Pact Period 1939-1941 -- Official Soviet Identity in the Pact Period -- The diplomatic identity of the USSR -- The identity of the USSR as a Civilization -- Being Soviet in the `Pact Period': ordinary citizens and the `little tactics of the habitat' 1939-1941 -- Conclusion -- II.BEING SOVIET DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR -- 2.Perfidious Allies? Britain, America, and Official Soviet Diplomatic Identity 1941-1945 -- Official Soviet Identity and the image of the Allies 1941-1945 -- The Grand Alliance in the Soviet collective imagination -- Soviet wartime mentalite: the allied states and the rumour network -- 3.Patrons or Predators? Foreign Servicemen, Technology, and Art within Official Soviet Cultural Identity, 1941-1945 -- Official Soviet Identity and Western science and culture -- Lend Lease: gift or payment? -- Lend Lease within the Soviet wartime imagination -- Anglo-American servicemen in the wartime USSR -- Soviet wartime mentalite: the glamour of the outside world -- Conclusion -- III.BEING SOVIET IN THE POST-WAR YEARS -- 4.Panics, Peace, and Pacifism: Official Soviet Diplomatic Identity in the late-Stalin Years 1945-1953 -- From allies to enemies: Britain and America, May 1945-September 1947 -- A peace-loving superpower: Soviet diplomatic identity in the early Cold War: 1947-1953 -- `Struggling for peace' or pacifism? Popular participation in the peace campaigns -- Soviet mentalite during the early Cold War: the outside world as a threatening place -- Conclusion -- 5.Subversive Styles? Official Soviet Cultural Identity in the late-Stalin Years 1945-1953 -- The Cold War attack on capitalist life -- Jazz, style, and science: interacting with post-war Soviet identity as a civilization -- Soviet mentalite during the early Cold War: foreign chic and foreign quality -- Conclusion.
- 'Being Soviet' adopts a refreshing and innovative approach to the crucial years between 1939 and 1953 in the USSR. It examines how the language of Soviet identity evolved in this period, and how ordinary citizens responded to that shift.
- 9780191731600 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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