Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalins Russia, 1927-1941 Elena Osokina

ISBN: 9781563249044

Published: February 1st 2000

Hardcover

288 pages


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Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalins Russia, 1927-1941  by  Elena Osokina

Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalins Russia, 1927-1941 by Elena Osokina
February 1st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9781563249044 | 10.60 Mb

Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role ofMoreDrawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship.

The study offers a new perspective not only on the period of collectivization, industrialization, and terror but also on the regimes most rudimentary method of controlling human behavior and reshaping the social order. In her conclusion the author analyzes the long-term impacts of the Stalinist dictatorship of distribution, from bureaucratization to rural depopulation to the emergence of a distinctive type of black-market economy.



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