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Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

Polly Jones

Abstract

Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, this book offers an innovative account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. The book traces the authorities' initiation and management of the de-Stalinization process and explores a wide range of popular reactions to the new narratives of Stalinism in party statements and in Soviet literature and historiography. Engaging with the dynamic field of memory studies, this book represents the first sustained comparison of this process with other countries' attempts to rethink their own di ... More

Keywords: Soviet archives, de-Stalinization, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, memory studies, Stalinism, post-Soviet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300185126
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300185126.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Polly Jones, author