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Soviet Workers and Late Stalinism

Soviet Workers and Late Stalinism
Labour and the Restoration of the Stalinist System after World War II

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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815031

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About the Authors
  • Donald Filtzer's new book is the study of industry and labor during Late Stalinism, covering the entire post-war period from 1945 to Stalin's death. He has uncovered a wealth of previously inaccessible archive material and analyzes it to show that the post-war period was one of "political victory and historical defeat". This subtle and compelling study will be of interest to all scholars of Russian history.

    • The book summarizes massive amounts of archival research
    • Completes a sequence of studies published by Cambridge
    • A detailed social history of the Soviet Union right after World War II for non-Russian readers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...the book is written clearly, provides many new details about postwar life, and should stimulate lively debate about Stalin's postwar rule." American Historical Review

    "Filtzer has produced a meticulously researched study essential for anyone interested in the relationship between economic development and political democracy." Business History Review

    "[A] short review cannot possibly convey the richness of Filtzer's book. Anyone interested in the Soviet postwar years will read it with much profit." The Russian Review

    "Filtzer's massively researched works continue to provide valuable information..." History

    "Well footnoted, indexed, and containing a full bibliography, this work is recommended for all college libraries." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815031
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    Preface and acknowledgements
    List of terms and abbreviations
    Introduction: the political imperatives of the postwar recovery
    1. Rebuilding the workforce: free, slave and indentured labour
    2. The food crisis of 1946–1947
    3. Attenuated recovery: the end of rationing, housing and health
    4. 'Socializing' the next generation: the position of young workers
    5. Labour discipline and criminal law: the futility of repression
    6. The industrial enterprise: working conditions, work organization and wage determination
    Conclusion: labour and the 'renormalization' of Stalinist social relations

  • Author

    Donald Filtzer, University of East London
    Donald Filtzer is Professor of Russian History at the University of East London, and the author of numerous books and articles on Russian history.

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