Soviet Public Opinion and Ideology: Mythology and Pragmatism in Interaction

Hardcover | November 1, 1986

byVladimir Shlapentokh

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This is the first book to view Soviet ideology and public opinion from the perspective of Soviet mythology. The author puts forth the idea that mythology in Soviet life is one of the most important variables determining the path of Soviet history and examines how Soviet society adjusts to the important role of mythology in its life. In this connection, the author introduces the concept of a "party ideology" as it differs from public ideology. Original and provocative, Soviet Public Opinion and Ideology is an enlightening work for sociologists, political scientists, social psychologists, and experts on the Soviet Union.

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This is the first book to view Soviet ideology and public opinion from the perspective of Soviet mythology. The author puts forth the idea that mythology in Soviet life is one of the most important variables determining the path of Soviet history and examines how Soviet society adjusts to the important role of mythology in its life. In...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1986Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275925617

ISBN - 13:9780275925611

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