Soviet Historians And Perestroika The First Phase

Author: Donald J. Raleigh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315491796
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The Soviet historical profession is in ferment. For decades it was relegated to the task of obfuscating the past, gilding the status quo and papering over the "blank spots" in Soviet history - events that defied even the most brazen attempts at falsification. Today it is engaged in an often painful process of self-examination. Initially rather timid, the internal discussion was soon propelled by external events - the scuttling of history textbooks, official disclosures of formerly "classified" facts and the explosion of candour in the depictions of the past in memoirs, journalistic writing and fiction. This volume gives voice to the lead actors in the "first phase" of this process - the senior historians, their journalistic "challengers" and those charged with responsiblity for the institutions of research, training and publication in the field of history.

The Great Market Debate In Soviet Economics An Anthology

Author: David M Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315487950
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The most agonizing and protracted of all the Soviet reform debates has been the debate over economic reform. This anthology of essays and roundtables from party, professional and literary journals surveys the key issues in the market debate.

Perestroika And The Economy

Author: Anthony Jones
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780873325691
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Many shades of opinion are evident in this anthology of recent articles on such topics as central planning, the market mechanism, the property system, prices, incentives, and issues of equity. Some of the authors advocate radical change, and others call for adjustments.

The Soviet Multinational State

Author: Martha Brill Olcott
Publisher: M E Sharpe Incorporated
ISBN:
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The Soviet Union is a multinational state, with about half of the country's population being ethnically Russian. The advent of glasnost, and moves toward democratization and decentralization has unleashed the expression of national sentiments and interests in the USSR.

Revisionist Revolution In Vygotsky Studies

Author: Anton Yasnitsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317500415
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Revisionist Revolution in Vygotsky Studies brings together recent critical investigations which examine historical and textual inaccuracies associated with received understandings of Vygotsky’s work. By deconstructing the Vygotskian narrative, the authors debunk the 'cult of Vygotsky', allowing for a new, exciting interpretation of the logic and direction of his theory. The chapters cover a number of important themes, including: The chronology of Vygotsky’s ideas and theory development, and the main core of his theoretical writings Relationships between Vygotskians and their Western colleagues The international reception of Vygotskian psychology and problems of translation The future development of Vygotskian science Using Vygotsky’s published and unpublished writings the authors present a detailed historical understanding of Vygotsky’s thought, and the circumstances in which he worked. It includes coverage of the organization of academic psychology in the Soviet Union, the network of scholars associated with Vygotsky in the interwar period, and the assumed publication ban on Vygotsky’s writings. This volume is the first to provide an overview of revisionist studies of Vygotsky’s work, and is the product of close international collaboration between revisionist scholars. It will be an essential contribution to Vygotskian scholarship, and of great interest to researchers in the history of psychology, history of science, Soviet/Russian history, philosophical psychology and philosophy of science.

Voices Of Glasnost

Author: Stephen F. Cohen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393307351
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Reveals the struggle to change the Soviet Union through Gorbachev's program of perestroika

The Last Decade Of The Cold War

Author: Olav Njølstad
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714685397
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The 1980s was a period of almost unprecedented rivalry and tension between the two main actors in the East-West conflict, the United States and the Soviet Union. Why and how that conflict first escalated and thereafter, in an amazingly swift process, was reversed and brought to its peaceful conclusion at the end of the decade is the topic of this volume. With individual contributions by eighteen well-known scholars of international relations and history from various countries, the book addresses the role of the United States, the former Soviet Union, and the countries of western and eastern Europe in that remarkable last decade of the Cold War, and discusses how particular events as well as underlying political, ideological, social, and economic factors may have contributed to the remarkable transformation that took place.

Moscow 2042

Author: Vladimir Voĭnovich
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN:
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In this satire that pokes fun at the future of communism, socialist life, and the Kremlin, an exiled Soviet writer enters a time warp and lands in Moscow in the year 2042

We Modern People

Author: Anindita Banerjee
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573353
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Science fiction emerged in Russia considerably earlier than its English version and instantly became the hallmark of Russian modernity. We Modern People investigates why science fiction appeared here, on the margins of Europe, before the genre had even been named, and what it meant for people who lived under conditions that Leon Trotsky famously described as “combined and uneven development.” Russian science fiction was embraced not only in literary circles and popular culture, but also by scientists, engineers, philosophers, and political visionaries. Anindita Banerjee explores the handful of well-known early practitioners, such as Briusov, Bogdanov, and Zamyatin, within a much larger continuum of new archival material comprised of journalism, scientific papers, popular science texts, advertisements, and independent manifestos on social transformation. In documenting the unusual relationship between Russian science fiction and Russian modernity, this book offers a new critical perspective on the relationship between science, technology, the fictional imagination, and the consciousness of being modern.