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The Resource Khrushchev's cold summer : Gulag returnees, crime, and the fate of reform after Stalin, Miriam Dobson

Khrushchev's cold summer : Gulag returnees, crime, and the fate of reform after Stalin, Miriam Dobson

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Khrushchev's cold summer : Gulag returnees, crime, and the fate of reform after Stalin
Title
Khrushchev's cold summer
Title remainder
Gulag returnees, crime, and the fate of reform after Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Dobson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between Stalin's death in 1953 and 1960, the government of the Soviet Union released hundreds of thousands of prisoners from the Gulag as part of a wide-ranging effort to reverse the worst excesses and abuses of the previous two decades and revive the spirit of the revolution. This exodus included not only victims of past purges but also those sentenced for criminal offenses.In Khrushchev's Cold Summer, Miriam Dobson explores the impact of these returnees on communities and, more broadly, Soviet attempts to come to terms with the traumatic legacies of Stalin's terror. Confusion and disorientation undermined the regime's efforts at recovery. In the wake of Stalin's death, ordinary citizens and political leaders alike struggled to make sense of the country's recent bloody past and to cope with the complex social dynamics caused by attempts to reintegrate the large influx of returning prisoners, a number of whom were hardened criminals alienated and embittered by their experiences within the brutal camp system.Drawing on private letters as well as official reports on the party and popular mood, Dobson probes social attitudes toward the changes occurring in the first post-Stalin decade. Throughout, she features personal stories as articulated in the words of ordinary citizens, prisoners, and former prisoners. At the same time, she explores Soviet society's contradictory responses to the returnees and shows that for many the immediate post-Stalin years were anything but a breath of spring air after the long Stalinist winter
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobson, Miriam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
ACLS Humanites E-book
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  • Political prisoners
  • Ex-convicts
  • Crime
  • Political culture
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Politieke gevangenen
  • Misdadigers
  • Vrijlating
  • Politieke hervormingen
  • Sovjet-Unie
  • Strafgefangener
  • Rückkehr
  • Tauwetter-Periode
  • Vergangenheitsbewältigung
  • Straflager
  • Sowjetunion
  • Crime
  • Ex-convicts
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Soviet Union
Label
Khrushchev's cold summer : Gulag returnees, crime, and the fate of reform after Stalin, Miriam Dobson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1953 : "the most painful year" -- Prisoners and the art of petitioning, 1953-1956 -- Heroes, enemies, and the secret speech -- Returnees, crime, and the gulag subculture -- The redemptive mission -- A return to weeding -- 1961 : clearing a path to the future -- Literary hooligans and parasites
Control code
ocn726824312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458514
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801458514
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s3vg
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824312
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Khrushchev's cold summer : Gulag returnees, crime, and the fate of reform after Stalin, Miriam Dobson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-255) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1953 : "the most painful year" -- Prisoners and the art of petitioning, 1953-1956 -- Heroes, enemies, and the secret speech -- Returnees, crime, and the gulag subculture -- The redemptive mission -- A return to weeding -- 1961 : clearing a path to the future -- Literary hooligans and parasites
Control code
ocn726824312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458514
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801458514
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s3vg
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824312
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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