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Governing Habits
Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic
Eugene Raikhel
Governing Habits is an ethnography of extraordinary sensitivity and awareness that shows how therapeutic practice and expertise is expressed in the highly specific, yet rapidly transforming milieu of hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers in post­-Soviet Russia.



The Great Urals
Regionalism and the Evolution of the Soviet System
James R. Harris
Political histories of the Soviet Union have portrayed a powerful Kremlin leadership whose will was passively implemented by regional Party officials and institutions. Drawing on his research in recently opened archives in Moscow and the Urals—a vast...



The Gulag after Stalin
Redefining Punishment in Khrushchev's Soviet Union, 1953-1964
Jeffrey S. Hardy
In The Gulag after Stalin, Jeffrey S. Hardy reveals how the vast Soviet penal system was reimagined and reformed in the wake of Stalin's death.



The Gumilev Mystique
Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia
Mark Bassin
In The Gumilev Mystique, Mark Bassin investigates the complex structure of Lev Gumilev's theories, revealing how they reflected and helped shape a variety of academic as well as political and social discourses in the USSR, and he traces how his authority has grown yet greater across the former Soviet Union.



Heart-Pine Russia
Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest
Jane T. Costlow
Costlow explores the central place the forest came to hold in a century of intense seeking for articulations of national and spiritual identity.



Heretics and Colonizers
Forging Russia's Empire in the South Caucasus
Nicholas B. Breyfogle
Breyfogle explores the dynamic intersection of Russian borderland colonization and popular religious culture among Russia's religious sectarians: Dukhobors, Molokans, and Subbotniks.



The House in the Garden
The Bakunin Family and the Romance of Russian Idealism
John Randolph
"Aspiring thinkers require a stage for their performance and an audience to help give their actions distinction and meaning. To be made durable and influential, their charismatic stories have to be framed by supporting ideals, practices, and...



The Impossible Border
Germany and the East, 1914–1922
Annemarie H. Sammartino
"An important and fascinating study of the history of migration across Weimar Germany's eastern border that addresses a number of key aspects of the history of Weimar Germany."—Richard Bessel, University of York



Industry, State, and Society in Stalin's Russia, 1926–1934
David R. Shearer
In his reexamination of the origins of the Stalinist state during the formative period of rapid industrialization in the late 1920s and early 1930s, David R. Shearer argues that a centralized state-controlled economic system was the consciously...



Jews and the Imperial State
Identification Politics in Tsarist Russia
Eugene M. Avrutin
"This absorbing book is a fine contribution to the growing literature on official identification and the administrative life of the state, including its characteristic product, the paper document."—Jane Caplan, University of Oxford



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