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The Resource Peasant metropolis : social identities in Moscow, 1929-1941, David L. Hoffmann

Peasant metropolis : social identities in Moscow, 1929-1941, David L. Hoffmann

Label
Peasant metropolis : social identities in Moscow, 1929-1941
Title
Peasant metropolis
Title remainder
social identities in Moscow, 1929-1941
Statement of responsibility
David L. Hoffmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • During the 1930s, 23 million peasants left their villages and moved to Soviet cities, where they accounted for almost half of the urban population and more than half of the nation's industrial workers. Drawing on previously inaccessible archival materials, David L. Hoffmann shows how this massive migration to the cities - an influx unprecedented in world history - had major consequences for the nature of the Soviet system and the character of Russian society even today
  • Hoffmann focuses on events in Moscow between the launching of the industrialization drive in 1929 and the outbreak of war in 1941. He reconstructs the attempts of Party leaders to reshape the social identity and behavior of the millions of newly urbanized workers, who appeared to offer a broad base of support for the socialist regime. The former peasants, however, had brought with them their own forms of cultural expression, social organization, work habits, and attitudes toward authority. Hoffmann demonstrates that Moscow's new inhabitants established social identities and understandings of the world very different from those prescribed by Soviet authorities. Their refusal to conform to the authorities' model of a loyal proletariat thwarted Party efforts to construct a social and political order consistent with Bolshevik ideology
  • The conservative and coercive policies that Party leaders adopted in response, he argues, contributed to the Soviet Union's emergence as an authoritarian welfare state
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Hoffmann, David L.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Harriman Institute
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  • Working class
  • Urbanization
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Travailleurs
  • Urbanisation
  • Exode rural
  • Moscou (Russie)
  • Population
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Urbanization
  • Working class
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Arbeidsmigratie
  • Landflucht
  • Moskau
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Label
Peasant metropolis : social identities in Moscow, 1929-1941, David L. Hoffmann
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Moscow and Its Hinterland -- 2. The Process of In-migration -- 3. The Formation of the Urban Workforce -- 4. The Workplace as Contested Space -- 5. The Urban Environment and Living Standards -- 6. Official Culture and Peasant Culture -- 7. Social Identity and Labor Politics -- Appendix I. Workers in Moscow's Economic Sectors -- Appendix II. The 1932 Trade Union Census
Control code
ocn652286770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725661
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3pf1bh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)652286770
Label
Peasant metropolis : social identities in Moscow, 1929-1941, David L. Hoffmann
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Moscow and Its Hinterland -- 2. The Process of In-migration -- 3. The Formation of the Urban Workforce -- 4. The Workplace as Contested Space -- 5. The Urban Environment and Living Standards -- 6. Official Culture and Peasant Culture -- 7. Social Identity and Labor Politics -- Appendix I. Workers in Moscow's Economic Sectors -- Appendix II. The 1932 Trade Union Census
Control code
ocn652286770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501725661
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv3pf1bh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)652286770

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