Stalinism on the Frontier of Empire: Women and State Formation in the Soviet Far East

TitleStalinism on the Frontier of Empire: Women and State Formation in the Soviet Far East
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsShulman, Elena
Number of Pages280
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge
Abstract

This is an account of frontier Stalinism told through the previously unexplored history of a campaign to attract female settlers to the socialist frontiers of the Soviet Far East in the late 1930s. The author reveals the instrumental part these migrants played in the extension of Soviet state power and cultural dominion in the region. Their stories, recovered from archival letters, party documents, memoirs, press coverage, and films, shed new light on Soviet women's roles in state formation, the role of frontier Stalinism in structuring gender ideals, and the nature of Soviet society and Stalinism in the 1930s. Through these narratives, the author offers a nuanced picture of the world of the frontier as well as the complexities of women's lives under Stalin and the limits of Moscow's rule over the periphery and even the Gulag.

URLhttps://www.cambridge.org/core/books/stalinism-on-the-frontier-of-empire/5805F46EE0B659D63B4F38F88A3F319C
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