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Published: 23 January 2014

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199992980

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Revolutionary Experiments

The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Nikolai Krementsov

  • Provides a cross-disciplinary understanding of early Soviet history that illustrates a central role that science came to play in the culture and society of post-revolutionary Russia
  • opens up new directions for research and analysis in more than one field, including the history of science, cultural studies, the history of medicine, the history of Russia, and literary studies
  • based to a large extent on previously unknown archival materials
  • brings together the history of biomedical research and science fiction, analyzing why and how scientific knowledge is transformed into a powerful cultural resource, as well as different uses of this resource by a variety of interest groups