Making Ukraine Soviet: Literature and Cultural Politics Under Lenin and Stalin

Literature and Cultural Politics Under Lenin and Stalin
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-78831-305-6 (ISBN)
While most studies of Soviet culture assume a model of diffusion, according to which Soviet republics imitated the artistic trends and innovations born in Moscow, Olena Palko adroitly challenges this centre-periphery perspective. Rather than being a mere imposition from above, Making Ukraine Soviet reveals how the process of cultural sovietisation in Ukraine during the interwar years developed from a synthesis of different - and often conflicting - cultural projects both local and Muscovite in orientation.

Engaging with a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including literary and archival material, Palko grounds her argument in the cases of two celebrated and controversial Ukrainian artists: the poet Pavlo Tychna and prosaist Mykola Khyl'ovyi. Through this unique biographical lens, Palko's skilled analysis of cultural construction sheds fresh light on the complex process of establishing and consolidating the Soviet regime in Ukraine. In doing so, Palko offers a timely re-assessment of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and adds nuance to current debates on the relationship between national identity, the arts, and the Soviet state.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
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30 bw illus
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-78831-305-6 (9781788313056)
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Olena Palko is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK.
List of Illustrations
1. Ukraine, an Imperial Periphery
2. Revolution National and Social: The Russian Revolution and Ukraine
3. Debating Projects of a Soviet Ukraine
4. Developing the Project of a Soviet Ukrainian Culture
5. Defending the Cultural Autonomy: Literature during the First Five Year Plan
6. Fitting in the Soviet Canon: State Appropriation of Literature after 1932 - 1934
Conclusion: Ukraine, a Soviet Periphery

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