Propaganda State in Crisis: Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror Under Stalin, 1927-1941

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The USSR is often regarded as the world's first propaganda state. Particularly under Stalin, politically charged rhetoric and imagery dominated the press, schools, and cultural forums from literature and cinema to the fine arts. Yet party propagandists were repeatedly frustrated in their efforts to promote a coherent sense of "Soviet" identity during the interwar years. This book investigates this failure to mobilize society along communist lines by probing the secrets of the party's ideological establishment and indoctrinational system. An expos of systemic failure within Stalin's ideological establishment, Propaganda State in Crisis ultimately rewrites the history of Soviet indoctrination and mass mobilization between 1927 and 1941.

Product Details

Price
$72.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
January 31, 2012
Pages
376
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300155372
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About the Author

David Brandenberger is associate professor of history at the University of Richmond, Virginia.