Kotkin argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. Thematically organized and closely focused, Magnetic Mountain signals the. This study is a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in Magnetic Mountain has ratings and 18 reviews. Frank said: In this book Stephen Kotkin does what might seem impossible. He immerses the reader in the .
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Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization
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And to our convenience, the case works as a microcosm of the USSR that shows the logic of the state and people’s lives under Stalinism.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kotkin spent kotkij pages saying what he could have said in it’s thick with repetition and half of the book was also endnotes pages He studied Russian and Soviet history under Reginald E.
Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization
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An amazing ootkin, it redefines Stalinism in a subtle and penetrating way. Kotkin uses the local study to help explain the broader strokes of Soviet history, and is f A highly detailed yet broadly conceived study of Magnitogorsk, a Soviet steel complex and city created on the steppes of Russia as magntic a model socialist community and an industrial powerhouse.
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Matt rated it really liked it Jan 26, Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin’s decision to transform the predominantly agricultural Starting inKotkin traveled to the former Soviet Union several times for academic research and fellowships.
Retrieved from ” https: Apr 04, Katie rated it liked it. I read this book again while I was doing research on Japanese fascism in s, and it gave me great insight on the problem of ‘agency’ of ordinary people under a totalitarian state. The extent to which the citizenry participated in this scheme and the relationship of the state’s ambitions to the dreams of ordinary people form the substance of this fascinating story.
He is also a W. Oct 23, Albert rated it it was amazing Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Stalinism as a Civilization. It’s hard to forget.
The extent to which the citizenry participated in this scheme and the relationship of the state’s magneitc to the dreams of ordinary people form the substance of this fascinating story. University of California Press- History – pages. He is the John P. He is currently a professor in history and international affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at Stanford University ‘s Hoover Institution.
This study is the first of its kind: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kotkin tells it deftly, with a remarkable understanding of the social and political system, as well as a keen instinct for the details of everyday life.
Kotkin graduated from the University of Rochester in with a B.
By detailing everything from the shrine-like “Red Corners” in the city barracks to the Magnit Cinema showing movies such as “Party Card” and of course Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern ,otkin to the craze over “French Wrestling” at the local circus, Kotkin enriches our view of life and politics in an otherworldly time and place.
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Want to Read saving…. This book is what happens when you are one of the first historians allowed into the archives after the fall of kotkiin “iron curtain. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin’s decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a “country of metal.
Co-authored with Charles K. Kotkin uses the local study to help explain the broader strokes of Soviet history, and is far from afraid of an historiographic fight.