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The Resource Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization, Sheila Fitzpatrick

Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization, Sheila Fitzpatrick

Label
Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization
Title
Stalin's peasants
Title remainder
resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Fitzpatrick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on newly-opened Soviet archives, especially the letters of complaint and petition with which peasants deluged the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, Stalin's Peasants analyzes peasants' strategies of resistance and survival in the new world of the collectivized village. Stalin's Peasants is a story of struggle between peasants and Communists over the terms of collectivization. But it is also a story about the impact of collectivization on the internal social relations and culture of the village in the 1930s, exploring questions of authority, religious practice, feuds, denunciations, and rumors. For the first time, it is possible to see the real people behind the facade of the "Potemkin village" created by Soviet propagandists. In dramatic contrast to the official story of happy peasants clustered around a tractor and praising Stalin, Fitzpatrick portrays a village in which sullen peasants called collectivization a "second serfdom" and showed their resistance to the new order by working like serfs, that is, doing as little work on the collective farm as they could get away with. Far from naively venerating Stalin as "the good Tsar," these real-life peasants held Stalin personally responsible for collectivization and the famine, and hoped for his overthrow. Sheila Fitzpatrick's work is truly a landmark in Soviet studies - the first richly-documented social history of the 1930s, whose perspective "from below" sheds a new light on the whole relationship of Soviet state and society during (and indeed after) the Stalin period. Anyone interested in Soviet and Russian history, peasant studies, or social history will appreciate this major contribution to our understanding of life in Stalin's Russia
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzpatrick, Sheila
Dewey number
306.3/64/0947
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1492.S65
LC item number
F58 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1492.S65F58
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collectivization of agriculture
  • Agriculture and state
  • Soviet Union
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Agriculture and state
  • Collectivization of agriculture
  • Rural conditions
  • Soviet Union
  • Landbouw
  • Collectivisatie
  • Sociaal-economische aspecten
  • Stalinismus
  • Kollektivierung
  • Geschichte
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Sowjetunion
Label
Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Resistance Strategies. The Potemkin Village. Scope of This Study -- 1. The Village of the 1920s. The Setting. The Kulak Question. Conflict Over Religion. On the Eve. Rumors of Apocalypse -- 2. Collectivization. Bacchanalia. Struggle. Famine. Repression -- 3. Exodus. Modes of Departure. Regulating Departure. Under the Passport Regime -- 4. The Collectivized Village. Land. Membership. A Congress and a Charter -- 5. A Second Serfdom? Collective and Private Spheres. Tractors and Horses. Work and Pay. Peasant Grievances -- 6. On the Margins. Independents. Craftsmen. Khutor Dwellers. Otkhodniks and Other Wage Earners -- 7. Power. Rural Officials. Men, Women, and Office. Leadership Sale. Kolkhoz Chairmen. Impact of the Great Purges -- 8. Culture. Religion. Everyday Life. Broken Families. Education -- 9. Malice. Crime and Violence. Shadow of the Kulak. Village Feuds. Denunciation -- 10. The Potemkin Village. Potemkinism. New Soviet Culture. Celebrity. Elections -- 11. The Mice and the Cat
  • Stalin in the Conversation of Rumors. How the Mice Buried the Cat
Control code
49414706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 386 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199762002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49414706
Label
Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Resistance Strategies. The Potemkin Village. Scope of This Study -- 1. The Village of the 1920s. The Setting. The Kulak Question. Conflict Over Religion. On the Eve. Rumors of Apocalypse -- 2. Collectivization. Bacchanalia. Struggle. Famine. Repression -- 3. Exodus. Modes of Departure. Regulating Departure. Under the Passport Regime -- 4. The Collectivized Village. Land. Membership. A Congress and a Charter -- 5. A Second Serfdom? Collective and Private Spheres. Tractors and Horses. Work and Pay. Peasant Grievances -- 6. On the Margins. Independents. Craftsmen. Khutor Dwellers. Otkhodniks and Other Wage Earners -- 7. Power. Rural Officials. Men, Women, and Office. Leadership Sale. Kolkhoz Chairmen. Impact of the Great Purges -- 8. Culture. Religion. Everyday Life. Broken Families. Education -- 9. Malice. Crime and Violence. Shadow of the Kulak. Village Feuds. Denunciation -- 10. The Potemkin Village. Potemkinism. New Soviet Culture. Celebrity. Elections -- 11. The Mice and the Cat
  • Stalin in the Conversation of Rumors. How the Mice Buried the Cat
Control code
49414706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 386 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199762002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49414706

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