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Russian Research Center Studies 95

Closer to the Masses

Stalinist Culture, Social Revolution, and Soviet Newspapers

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$89.00 • £71.95 • €80.00

ISBN 9780674013193

Publication Date: 06/30/2004


326 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones, 4 tables

Russian Research Center Studies


  • Introduction
  • I. Soviet Newspapers in the 1920s
    • 1. Agitation, Propaganda, and the NEP Mass Enlightenment Project
    • 2. Newspaper Distribution and the Emergence of Soviet Information Rationing
    • 3. Reader Response and Its Impact on the Press
  • II. The Creation of Mass Journalism and Socialist Realism
    • 4. The Creation of Mass Journalism
    • 5. Mass Journalists, “Cultural Revolution,” and the Retargeting of Soviet Newspapers
    • 6. The Central Committee and Self-Criticism, 1928–1929
    • 7. Mass Journalism, “Soviet Sensations,” and Socialist Realism
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Notes to Tables
  • Archival Sources
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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