Constructing the Stalinist Body: Fictional Representations of Corporeality in the Stalinist 1930s by Keith A. LiversConstructing the Stalinist Body: Fictional Representations of Corporeality in the Stalinist 1930s by Keith A. Livers

Constructing the Stalinist Body: Fictional Representations of Corporeality in the Stalinist 1930s

byKeith A. Livers

Paperback | February 16, 2009

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Constructing the Stalinist Body brings together contemporary body theory with studies on Stalinist ideology and cultural mythology in order to elucidate the complex problem of individual authorship within the context of Stalinist ideology of the 1930s and '40s. Author Keith A. Livers examines the ways in which Andrei Platonov, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Lev Kassil' and other authors used corporeal imagery as a means of both resisting and furthering the idea of a Stalinist utopia and the ideologically purified body politic it aspired to produce. The final chapter of the book looks at collective and popular representations of the Moscow subway (completed in 1935), which was one of the most important construction projects of the 1930s and was at the same time portrayed as a microcosm of the ideal world of Socialism to come.
Keith A. Livers is assistant professor of Russian at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Title:Constructing the Stalinist Body: Fictional Representations of Corporeality in the Stalinist 1930sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 9.02 × 6.06 × 0.8 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739135252

ISBN - 13:9780739135259

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Stalinism Embodied Chapter 2 Turning Men into Women: Andrei Platonov in the 1930s Chapter 3 Mikhail Zoshchenko: Engineering the Stalinist Soul Chapter 4 Lev Kassil': The Soccer Match as Stalinist Ritual Chapter 5 Conquering the Underworld: The Spectacle of the Stalinist Metro Chapter 6 Stalinist Bodies on Display

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