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The Socialist Car
Automobility in the Eastern Bloc
In The Socialist Car, eleven scholars from Europe and North America explore in vivid detail the interface between the motorcar and the state socialist countries of Eastern Europe, including the USSR.


"In this exemplary volume, the seemingly narrow topic of automobility in the Eastern Bloc becomes a window into aspects of history as varied as factory production, Communist Party politics, urban planning, and the domestic lives of women. . . . The everyday experiences of European socialism really come alive in these pages as the singular attention to the car allows the era's larger social, economic, and political issues to be highlighted and interrogated in multiple, convincing... cont'd



Russian Formalism
A Metapoetics
Peter Steiner
Russian Formalism, one of this century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of the most recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here...


"One of the most advanced, sophisticated, and consistently self-reflective works in literary (meta)theory to date—in some respects akin to Hayden White's influential Metahistory, written with comparable verve and panache."—Review in World Literature Today



Not According to Plan
Filmmaking under Stalin
Maria Belodubrovskaya
In Not According to Plan, Maria Belodubrovskaya reveals the limits on the power of even the most repressive totalitarian regimes to create and control propaganda. Belodubrovskaya’s revisionist account of Soviet filmmaking between 1930 and 1953...



Deaf in the USSR
Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991
Claire L. Shaw
"Engagingly written and impeccably researched, this history of the deaf community in the USSR is a welcome addition to the history of the Soviet Union, to the history of welfare, and to disability studies."—Diane P. Koenker, author of Club Red" Deaf...



Children of Rus'
Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation
Faith Hillis
Faith Hillis recovers an all but forgotten chapter in the history of the tsarist empire and its southwestern...



Club Red
Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream
Diane P. Koenker
A sweeping and insightful history of Soviet vacationing and tourism from the Revolution through...



Over the Horizon
Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers
David M. Edelstein
How do established powers react to growing competitors? The United States currently faces a dilemma with regard to China and others over whether to embrace competition and thus substantial present-day costs or collaborate with its rivals to garner...



Raised under Stalin
Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism
Seth Bernstein
In Raised under Stalin, Seth Bernstein shows how Stalin’s regime provided young people with opportunities as members of the Young Communist League or Komsomol even as it surrounded them with violence, shaping socialist youth culture and socialism...



Order at the Bazaar
Power and Trade in Central Asia
Regine A. Spector
Order at the Bazaar delves into the role of bazaars in the political economy and development of Central Asia. Bazaars are the economic bedrock for many throughout the region—they are the entrepreneurial hubs of Central Asia. However, they are often...



Knowledge and the Ends of Empire
Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917
Ian W. Campbell
In Knowledge and the Ends of Empire, Ian W. Campbell investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian Empire.



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