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Title Petrified utopia : happiness Soviet style / edited by Marina Balina, Evgeny Dobrenko
Published London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 307 pages) : illustrations
Series Anthem series on Russian, East European and Eurasian studies
Anthem series on Russian, East European and Eurasian studies.
Contents A joyful Soviet childhood : licensed happiness for little ones / Catriona Kelly -- Utopian naturalism : the epic poem of kolkhoz happiness / Evgeny Dobrenko -- Luxuriating in lack : plentitude and consuming happiness in Soviet paintings and posters, 1920s-1953 / Helena Goscilo -- Tasty and healthy : Soviet happiness in one book / Gian Piero Piretto -- "It's grand to be an orphan!" : crafting happy citizens in Soviet children's literature of the 1920s / Marina Balina -- Sew yourself Soviet : the pleasures of textile in the machine age / Emma Widdis -- Happy housewarming! : moving into Khrushchev-era apartments / Susan E. Reid -- When we were happy : remembering Soviet holidays / Albert Baiburin and Alexandra Piir -- The 'new Moscow' and the new 'happiness' : architecture as a nodal point in the Stalinist system of value / Katerina Clark -- Andrei Platonov's Happy Moscow : Tolstoi, Stalin and the Soviet self / Phillip Ross Bullock -- 'But where is your happiness, Alevtina Ivanovna?' : new debates about happiness in the Soviet films of 1956 / Julian Graffy -- Easy on the heart ; or 'Strength through joy' / Maya Turovskaya
Summary 'Petrified Utopia' redresses the lack of scholarship on the issue of the pursuit of collective happiness in Soviet culture, and presents a collection of essays that discuss different manifestations of happiness in literature and visual culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communism and culture -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
Group identity -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
Happiness -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
Happiness -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
Identity (Psychology) -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
Social values -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
Utopias -- Soviet Union -- History -- Congresses.
USSR -- Intellectual life -- Congresses.
USSR -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
USSR -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Balina, Marina.
Dobrenko, E. A. (EvgeniÄ­ Aleksandrovich)
LC no. 2009018737
ISBN 1843318172 (electronic bk.)
9781843318170 (electronic bk.)