The research for and writing of this book were made possible by generous grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and by a Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education.I am very grateful to the aforementioned organizations for their support and assistance. The book has been published with the help of a grant from the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.I would also like to thank the readers and commentators along the way who have struggled through drafts of chapters and conference papers. Ours is a profession of self‐ inflicted punishment, and therefore I should thank myself for not abandoning this study despite feeling at many points that it was about to do me in.
The book incorporates, in modified form, the following work of mine that was previously published: " The Red Don Juan' Assailed: The Male Role Model and Soviet Students, 1924-1936," East-West Education 18, nos I-2 (Spring and Fall 1996): 35-69; " Library Hooligans and Others: Law, Order, and Student Culture in Russia, I92438," Journal of Social History 30, no. I (Fall 1996): 97-128; and " Chaos on Campus: The 1924 Student Proverka in Leningrad," Europe-Asia Studies 46, no. 4 ( 1994): 617-35.