Closer to the Masses
Stalinist Culture, Social Revolution, and Soviet Newspapers
By (author) Matthew Lenoe
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Closer to the Masses by Matthew Lenoe
Book DescriptionIn this provocative book, Matthew Lenoe traces the origins of Stalinist mass culture to newspaper journalism in the late 1920s. In examining the transformation of Soviet newspapers during the New Economic Policy and the First Five Year Plan, Lenoe tells a dramatic story of purges, political intrigues, and social upheaval. Under pressure from the party leadership to mobilise society for the monumental task of industrialisation, journalists shaped a master narrative for Soviet history and helped create a Bolshevik identity for millions of new communists. Everyday labour became an epic battle to modernise the USSR, a fight not only against imperialists from outside, but against shirkers and saboteurs within. Soviet newspapermen mobilised party activists by providing them with an identity as warrior heroes battling for socialism. Yet within the framework of propaganda directives, the rank-and-file journalists improvised in ways that ultimately contributed to the creation of a culture. The images and metaphors crafted by Soviet journalists became the core of Stalinist culture in the mid-1930s, and influenced the development of socialist realism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674013193
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Matthew Lenoe
Matthew Lenoe is Associate Professor of History at the University of Rochester.
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