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The Resource Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki

Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki

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Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957
Title
Soviet soft power in Poland
Title remainder
culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957
Statement of responsibility
Patryk Babiracki
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the Soviets involved in foreign cultural outreach tried to use 'soft power' in order to galvanize broad support for the postwar order in the emerging Soviet bloc. Populated with compelling characters ranging from artists, writers, journalists, and scientists to party and government functionaries, this work illuminates the behind-the-scenes schemes of the Stalinist international propaganda machine. Based on exhaustive research in Russian and Polish archives, Babiracki's study is the first in any language to examine the two-way interactions between Soviet and Polish propagandists and to evaluate their attempts at cultural cooperation. Babiracki shows that the Stalinist system ultimately undermined Soviet efforts to secure popular legitimacy abroad through persuasive propaganda. He also highlights the limitations and contradictions of Soviet international cultural outreach, which help explain why the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe crumbled so easily after less than a half-century of existence"--
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1978-
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Babiracki, Patryk
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The New Cold War history
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  • Propaganda, Soviet
  • Imperialism
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Soviet Union
  • Poland
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-328) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From Sel'tsy to Siedlce -- Postwar hopes and promises -- Soft power on the sidelines -- Unlikely heroes -- Soviet soft power and the Polish thaw -- Epilogue: The old and the new -- Conclusion: Trapped in history -- Appendix: Tables and charts
Control code
FIEb17790311
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 344 pages
Isbn
9781469620893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935892633
Label
Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-328) 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
From Sel'tsy to Siedlce -- Postwar hopes and promises -- Soft power on the sidelines -- Unlikely heroes -- Soviet soft power and the Polish thaw -- Epilogue: The old and the new -- Conclusion: Trapped in history -- Appendix: Tables and charts
Control code
FIEb17790311
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 344 pages
Isbn
9781469620893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935892633

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