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The Resource Building Stalinism : the Moscow Canal and the creation of Soviet space, Cynthia A. Ruder

Building Stalinism : the Moscow Canal and the creation of Soviet space, Cynthia A. Ruder

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Building Stalinism : the Moscow Canal and the creation of Soviet space
Title
Building Stalinism
Title remainder
the Moscow Canal and the creation of Soviet space
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Cynthia A. Ruder
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Language
eng
Summary
Today, the 80-mile long Moscow Canal is a source of leisure for Muscovites, a conduit for tourists and provides the city with more than 60% of its potable water. Yet the past looms heavy over these quotidian activities: the canal was built by Gulag inmates at the height of Stalinism and thousands died in the process. In this wide-ranging book, Cynthia Ruder argues that the construction of the canal physically manifests Stalinist ideology and that the vertical, horizontal, underwater, ideological, artistic, and metaphorical spaces created by it resonate with the desire of the state to dominate all space within and outside the Soviet Union. Ruder draws on theoretical constructs from cultural geography and spatial studies to interpret and contextualize a variety of structural and cultural products dedicated to, and in praise of, this signature Stalinist construction project. Approached through an extensive range of archival sources, personal interviews, and contemporary documentary materials, these include a diverse body of artefacts - from waterways, structures, paintings, sculptures, literary, and documentary works, and the Gulag itself. Building Stalinism concludes by analyzing current efforts to reclaim the legacy of the canal as a memorial space that ensures that those who suffered and died building it are remembered. Essential reading for all scholars working on the all-pervasive nature of Stalinism and its complex afterlife in Russia today. --
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1956-
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Ruder, Cynthia Ann
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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The Library of Modern Russia
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Forced labor
  • Soviet Union
  • Moscow Canal (Russia)
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Building Stalinism : the Moscow Canal and the creation of Soviet space, Cynthia A. Ruder
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989057050
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784539474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)989057050
Label
Building Stalinism : the Moscow Canal and the creation of Soviet space, Cynthia A. Ruder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989057050
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784539474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)989057050

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