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Russian utopia, a century of revolutionary possibilities, Mark D. Steinberg

Label
Russian utopia, a century of revolutionary possibilities, Mark D. Steinberg
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Russian utopia
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
12455763281248600786
Responsibility statement
Mark D. Steinberg
Series statement
Russian Shorts
Sub title
a century of revolutionary possibilities
Summary
"Mark D. Steinberg explores the work of individuals he recognizes as utopians during the most dramatic period in Russian and Soviet history. It has long been a cliché to argue that Russian revolutionary movements have been inspired by varieties of 'utopian dreaming' - claims which, although not wrong, are too often used uncritically. For the first time, Russian Utopian digs deeper and asks what utopians meant at the level of ideas, emotions, and lived experience. Despite the fact that many would have resisted the 'utopian' label at the time because of its dismissive meanings, Steinberg's comprehensive approach sees him take in political leaders, intellectuals, writers, and artists (visual, material, and musical), as well as workers, peasants, soldiers, students and others. Ideologically, the figures discussed range from reactionaries to anarchists, nationalists (including non-Russians) to feminists, both religious believers and 'the militant godless'. This innovative text dissects the very notion of the Russian utopian and examines its significance in its various fascinating contexts."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Wings of Utopia -- 2. The New Person -- 3. The New City -- 4. The New State -- Selected Further Reading -- Index
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