Soviet

51 articles tagged with soviet were found.

Suicide in Changing Societies

On the changes in suicide rates in Eastern Europe after the transformations of 1990. Here, a large number of individual studies are summarized, and the results are compared with previous research on transitional societies undergoing rapid change.

Essay by Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen & Tanya Jukkala March 24, 2010

the Cartographical Transition of the Former Soviet Union

In the Soviet Union, maps of reality as it should be were published, and with no information about sensitive data. The manipulation of maps did not, however, disappear with the fall of Communism.

Essay by Michael Gentile March 24, 2010

Women about women. Discourses on both sides of the Iron Curtain

At the exact time that voices in the Swedish public debate increasingly questioned obstacles to women’s participation in professional work on an equal footing with men, the opposite tendency could be observed in Soviet Russian debates. Here an excerpt from a paper presented at the Aleksanteri Institute’s ninth annual conference.

By Helene Carlbäck February 24, 2010

Report from Helsinki. Hot feelings about Cold War

During the Cold War each side produced propaganda which highlighted the differences between the two systems and peoples, “the others”. There were, however, also conceptions of “the other” derived from sporadic but real meetings, meetings which awoke curiosity and a willingness to establish closer relations. The Aleksanteri Institute’s ninth annual conference, “Cold War: Interactions Reconsidered”, held in Helsinki fall 2009, examined these more low-key contacts and varying interpersonal relations and attitudes.

By Ninna Mörner February 24, 2010

An economic explanation of 1989. When debt-ridden elites left the scene

In the fall of 2009, Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment by Stephen Kotkin was published. The book offers a new interpretation of the causes behind the Eastern European collapse of 1989, utilizing structural and economic explanations.

By AnuMai Kõll February 19, 2010

Dissertation review. Making culture governable

+ Egle Rindzeviciute. Constructing Soviet Cultural Policy: Cybernetics and Governance in Lithuania after World War II. Linköping 2008 (Linköping Studies in Arts and Science 437. Theme Q, Culture Studies, Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture) 277 pages.

By Barbara Czarniawska February 18, 2010

Königsberg. The city that withstood destruction

+ Jürgen Manthey. Königsberg: Geschichte einer Weltbürgerrepublik. Munich/Vienna: Hanser 2005. 736 pages.

By Rebecka Lettevall February 18, 2010

A pathbreaker. Robert Conquest and Soviet studies during the Cold War

+ Paul Hollander (ed.) Political Violence: Belief, Behavior, and Legitimation. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2008. 272 pages.

By Lennart Samuelson February 17, 2010

Pioneering work. The history of Soviet incorporations

+ Elena Zubkova Pribaltika i Kreml, 1940–1953 [The Baltic States and the Kremlin, 1940–1953], Moscow: Rosspen 2008. 351 pages.

By Lennart Samuelson February 16, 2010

The Urals. From tractor manufacturing city to armorer’s workshop

+ Lennart Samuelson Tankograd. Den ryska hemmafrontens dolda historia 1917–1953 [Tankograd: The Secret History of the Russian Home Front, 1917–1953]. Stockholm: SNS Publisher 2007. 368 pp., illustrated.

By Sune Jungar February 16, 2010