All this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin by Anne E. GorsuchAll this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin by Anne E. Gorsuch

All this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin

byAnne E. Gorsuch

Hardcover | October 8, 2011

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In the Khrushchev era, Soviet citizens were newly encouraged to imagine themselves exploring the medieval towers of Tallinn's Old Town, relaxing on the Romanian Black Sea coast, even climbing the Eiffel Tower. By the mid 1960s, hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens each year crossedpreviously closed Soviet borders to travel abroad. All this is your World explores the revolutionary integration of the Soviet Union into global processes of cultural exchange in which a de-Stalinizing Soviet Union increasingly, if anxiously, participated in the transnational circulation of people,ideas, and items. Anne E. Gorsuch examines what it meant to be "Soviet" in a country no longer defined as Stalinist. All this is your World is situated at the intersection of a number of topics of scholarly and popular interest: the history of tourism and mobility; the cultural history of international relations, specifically the Cold War; the history of the Soviet Union after Stalin. It also offers a newperspective on our view of the European continent as a whole by probing the Soviet Union's relationship with both eastern and western Europe using archival materials from Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Great Britain, and the United States. Beginning with a domestic tour of the Soviet Union in lateStalinism, the book moves outwards in concentric circles to consider travel to the inner abroad of Estonia, to the near abroad of eastern Europe, and to the capitalist West, finally returning home again with a discussion of Soviet films about tourism.
Anne E. Gorsuch is the author of Youth in Revolutionary Russia: Enthusiasts, Bohemians, Delinquents and the co-editor of Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism. Her newest project is a cultural history of the socialist sixties.
Title:All this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after StalinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.95 inPublished:October 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199609942

ISBN - 13:9780199609949

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Crossing Borders1. "There's No Place Like Home:" Soviet Tourism in Late Stalinism2. Estonia as the Soviet Abroad3. "What Kind of Friendship is this?": Tourism to Eastern Europe4. Performing on the International Stage: Tourism to the Capitalist West5. Fighting the Cold War on the French Riviera6. Film Tourism: From Iron Curtain to Silver ScreenEpilogue