Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism : complexities, contradictions, and controversies

This thought-provoking collection of essays analyses the complex, multi-faceted, and even contradictory nature of Stalinism and its representations.<U+000D><U+000A>Stalinism was an extraordinarily repressive and violent political model, and yet it was led by ideologues committed to a vis...

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Other Authors: Grant, Susan, Ryan, James
Publication: London [etc.] : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
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Language: English
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Summary: This thought-provoking collection of essays analyses the complex, multi-faceted, and even contradictory nature of Stalinism and its representations.<U+000D><U+000A>Stalinism was an extraordinarily repressive and violent political model, and yet it was led by ideologues committed to a vision of socialism and international harmony. The essays in this volume stress the complex, multi-faceted, and often contradictory nature of Stalin, Stalinism, and Stalinist-style leadership, and. explore the complex picture that emerges. Broadly speaking, three important areas of debate are examined, united by a focus on political leadership:<U+000D><U+000A>* The key controversies surrounding Stalin's leadership role<U+000D><U+000A>* A reconsideration of Stalin and the Cold War<U+000D><U+000A>* New perspectives on the cult of personality<U+000D><U+000A>Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism is a crucial volume for all students and scholars of Stalin's Russia and Cold War Europe.
Introduction: Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism, James Ryan (Cardiff University, UK) and Susan Grant (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>Part I. The Controversial Vozhd': Stalin as Leader and Statesman<U+000D><U+000A>1. The Many Lives of Joseph Stalin: Writing the Biography of a 'Monster', Christopher Read (Warwick University, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>2. Stalin's Purge of the Red Army and Misperception of Security Threats, Peter Whitewood (York St. John University, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>3. Stalin and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939: The New Historiography, Daniel Kowalsky (Queen's University Belfast, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>4. Brute Force and Genius: Stalin as War Leader, Chris Bellamy (University of Greenwich, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>Part II. Challenging Stalinist Models: Cults of Personality<U+000D><U+000A>5. The Stalin Cult in Comparative Context, Judith Devlin (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)<U+000D><U+000A>6. From Heroic Lion to Streetfighter: Historical Legacies and the Leader Cult in 20th Century Hungary, Balázs Apor (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)<U+000D><U+000A>Part III. New Ways of Understanding the Stalinist System: The Cold War<U+000D><U+000A>7. Revisioning Stalin's Cold War, Caroline Kennedy-Pipe (Loughborough University, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>8. Working Towards the Vozhd'? Stalin and the Peace Movement, Geoffrey Roberts (University College Cork, Ireland)<U+000D><U+000A>9. Construction of a Confession: The Language and Psychology of Interrogations in Stalinist Czechoslovakia, Molly Pucci (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)<U+000D><U+000A>Part IV. In Lieu of an Epilogue<U+000D><U+000A>10. Reckoning with the Past: Stalin and Stalinism in Putin's Russia, James Ryan (Cardiff University, UK)<U+000D><U+000A>Select Bibliography<U+000D><U+000A>Index
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