Stalinism: New Directions


Stalinism is a controversial new addition to the current debates related to the history of the Stalinist period of the Soviet Union. Sheila Fitzpatrick has collected together not only the classics of the revisionist period including Moshe Lewin, but also new work by young Russian, American and European scholars, in an attempt to reassess this contentious and deeply-politicised subject.The articles are contextualised by a thorough introduction to the totalitarian/revisionist arguments. Eschewing an exclusive high political focus, the book draws together work on class, identity, gender, work and agency. Stalinism offers a nuanced navigation of an emotive and misrepresented chapter of the Russian past.Books in Series: Atlantic American Societies Diversity and Unity in Early North America The French Revolution Gender and American History Since 1890 The Israel/Palestein Question Nazism and German Society 1933-1945 The Origins of the Cold War Reformation to Revolution The Revolutions of 1989 Segregation and Apartheid in Twentieth Century South Africa Society and Culture in the Slave South Stalinism Forthcoming: Global Feminisms The Chinese Revolution

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • Sarah Davies
  • Jochen Hellbeck
  • Vladimir A. Kozlov
  • Alexei Kojevnikov
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000


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