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The Resource Performing justice : agitation trials in early Soviet Russia, Elizabeth A. Wood

Performing justice : agitation trials in early Soviet Russia, Elizabeth A. Wood

Label
Performing justice : agitation trials in early Soviet Russia
Title
Performing justice
Title remainder
agitation trials in early Soviet Russia
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "After seizing power in 1917, the Bolshevik regime faced the daunting task of educating and bringing culture to the vast and often illiterate mass of Soviet soldiers, workers, and peasants. As part of this campaign, civilian educators and political instructors in the military developed didactic theatrical fictions performed in workers' and soldiers' clubs in the years from 1919 to 1933. The subjects addressed included politics, religion, agronomy, health, sexuality, and literature. The trials were designed to permit staging by amateurs at low cost, thus engaging the citizenry in their own remaking."--
  • "In reconstructing the history of the so-called agitation trials and placing them in a rich social context, Elizabeth A. Wood makes a major contribution to rethinking the first decade of Soviet history. Her book traces the arc by which a regime's campaign to educate the masses through entertainment and discipline culminated in a policy of brute shaming."--
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  • Provided by Publisher
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Cataloging source
FIE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
345.470231
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
  • Trials in literature
Label
Performing justice : agitation trials in early Soviet Russia, Elizabeth A. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-291) 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.
Contents
A question of origins -- Experimental trials in the Red Army, 1919-20 -- The trial of Lenin -- Teaching politics through trials, 1921-23 -- The culture of everyday life, 1922-24 -- Melodrama in the service of science -- The trial of the new woman -- The crisis in the clubs and the erosion of the public sphere -- Shaming the boys who smoke cigarettes -- Fiction becomes indistinguishable from reality, 1928-33
Control code
FIEb17699319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780801442575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm57373638
  • (OCoLC)57373638
Label
Performing justice : agitation trials in early Soviet Russia, Elizabeth A. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-291) 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.
Contents
A question of origins -- Experimental trials in the Red Army, 1919-20 -- The trial of Lenin -- Teaching politics through trials, 1921-23 -- The culture of everyday life, 1922-24 -- Melodrama in the service of science -- The trial of the new woman -- The crisis in the clubs and the erosion of the public sphere -- Shaming the boys who smoke cigarettes -- Fiction becomes indistinguishable from reality, 1928-33
Control code
FIEb17699319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780801442575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm57373638
  • (OCoLC)57373638

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