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Published: 24 May 2012

408 Pages | 33 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199659050

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Stalin's Last Generation

Soviet Post-War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism

Juliane Fürst

  • Received a commendation from The Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History for 2010
  • Views Soviet youth from a variety of perspectives, looking beyond Moscow and Leningrad to provincial Russia and Ukraine
  • Argues for a new understanding of late Stalinism's role in the development of mature socialism and the stagnation and collapse of later decades
  • Covers a broad range of topics, from youth crime to propaganda, subcultures to careerism
  • Puts the story of late Stalinist Soviet youth into the context of contemporaneous western youth movements