Soviet Historians and Perestroika The First Phase

Author: Donald J. Raleigh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315491796
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Party State and Citizen in the Soviet Union

Author: Mervyn Matthews
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780873324304
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The command system has long pervaded nearly every area of Soviet life. This volume documents the prescriptions and proscriptions that have governed everyday life in the Soviet Union policies that are currently undergoing reexamination and revision. Among the topics covered are voting and party organ

The Soviet Experiment

Author: Ronald Grigor Suny
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195340556
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Focusing on the eras of Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev, and Yeltsin, a multi-layered account of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union chronicles and analyzes the Soviet experiment from the tsar to the first president of the Russian republic. UP.

Three Social Science Disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Max Kaase
Publisher: Lit Verlag
ISBN:
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This handbook is a joint publication of Collegium Budapest and the Social Science Information Centre. Thirty countries reported on the development and current state of three social science disciplines--economics, political science and sociology--in Central and Eastern European countries. Solid analyses by East European experts provide up-to-date overviews of the three social sciences.

Russia s Second Revolution

Author: Ėduard Nikolaevich Burdzhalov
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253204400
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"This beautifully written, serious work is of value to all who are interested in our country's [Russia's] past." —Genrikh Ioffe, Moscow News "This is a serious and mature book on a key event... "Â —History "The book in question is of exceptional value to anyone who cannot read Russian and wishes to know just what happened in the first months of 1917." —Scottish Slavonic Review "... a classic of Soviet historical writing." —Problems of Communism Capturing the drama and human side of the revolution, Burdzhalov's comprehensive and meticulously researched history of the social and political course of the February 1917 uprising in Petrograd challenged Stalinist orthodoxy in Soviet historical scholarship when it was published in Moscow in 1967, and Western historians have since characterized this as a landmark book.