Symbols and legitimacy in Soviet politics / Graeme Gill.

"Symbols and legitimacy in Soviet politics analyses the way in which Soviet symbolism and ritual changed from the regime's birth in 1917 to its fall in 1991. Graeme Gill focuses on the symbolism in party policy and leaders' speeches, artwork and political posters, urban redevelopment,...

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Main Author: Gill, Graeme J.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"Symbols and legitimacy in Soviet politics analyses the way in which Soviet symbolism and ritual changed from the regime's birth in 1917 to its fall in 1991. Graeme Gill focuses on the symbolism in party policy and leaders' speeches, artwork and political posters, urban redevelopment, and on ritual in the political system. He shows how this symbolism and ritual were worked into a dominant metanarrative which underpinned Soviet political development. Gill also shows how, in each of these spheres, the images changed both over the life of the regime and during particular stages: the Leninist era metanarrative differed from that of the Stalin period, which differed from that of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev periods, which was, in turn, changed significantly under Gorbachev. In charting this development, the book lays bare the dynamics of the Soviet regime and a major reason for its fall"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 356 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-351) and index.
ISBN:9781139078511
1139078518
9780511791437
0511791437
9781139083058
1139083058
9781139080781
1139080784