Destination in Doubt
Russia Since 1989
By (author) Stephen Lovell
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Destination in Doubt by Stephen Lovell
Book DescriptionThe enormously complex changes triggered by the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe were nowhere more ambiguous than in the heartland of the Soviet bloc, Russia itself. Here the population was divided on all the most fundamental questions of post-communist transition: economic reforms, the Communist Party, the borders of the state, even the definition of the Russian 'nation' itself. Russians also faced plummeting living standards and chronic uncertainty. In a matter of months, Russia was apparently demoted from 'evil empire' to despondent poor relation of the prosperous West. Yet the country also seemed alarmingly open to all manner of political outcomes. Russia deserves our attention now as much as ever, because it raises so many of the big questions about how societies operate in the modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842776650
(216mm x 135mm x 135mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Lovell
Summerfolk, Paperback (June 2016)
A fascinating work rich in detail, Summerfolk explores the ways in which Russia's turbulent past has shaped the function of the dacha and attitudes toward it.
Russia in the Microphone Age, Hardback (June 2015)
The first history in English of Soviet radio from its earliest days to the advent of television, showing the role played by broadcasting in establishing control of the Soviet State up to the 1970s: including the Cultural Revolution, Stalinist 1930s, World War II, the Cold War, and de-Stalinization.
Shadow of War, Hardback (August 2010)
Taking the achievements, ambiguities, and legacies of World War II as a point of departure, The Shadow of War: The Soviet Union and Russia, 1941 to the Present offers a fresh new approach to modern Soviet and Russian history.
Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Stephen Lovell
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture at the time. Stephen Lovell examines aspects of patriotism, political violence, poverty, and ideology; and provides answers to some of the big questions about the Soviet experience.
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Author Biography - Stephen Lovell
Stephen Lovell is the author of The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras (2000) and the prize-winning Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (2003). He has written widely on topics in Russian social and cultural history.
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