1st Edition

The Dilemmas of De-Stalinization Negotiating Cultural and Social Change in the Khrushchev Era

Edited By Polly Jones Copyright 2006
    294 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Khrushchev era is increasingly seen as a period in its own right, and not just as 'post-Stalinism' or a forerunner of subsequent 'thaws' and 'reform from within'. This book provides a comprehensive history of reform in the period, focusing especially on social and cultural developments. Since the opening of the former Soviet archives, much new information has become available casting light on how far official policies correlated with popular views. Overall the book appraises how far 'Destalinization' went; and whether developments in the period represented a real desire for reform, or rather an attempt to fortify the Soviet system, but on different lines.

    Notes on contributors, Acknowledgements, Glossary, Introduction: the dilemmas of de-Stalinization, PART I Responses to the Thaw(s): de-Stalinization and public opinion, PART II Forging old/new identities: de-Stalinizing the Stalinist self , PART III Rewriting Stalinism: in search of a new style, Select bibliography, Index


    Polly Jones