New Studies in Russian and Soviet Labour History
Edited By Donald Filtzer, Wendy Z. Goldman, Gijs Kessler and Simon Pirani
Acknowledgements This book grew out of a conference, “Labour History of Russia and the Soviet Union: Work in Progress,” held at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, in March-April . It publishes a selection of the papers presented there, reworked and expanded into full-size chap- ters, and grouped around the three principal themes which emerged from the discussions at the conference. Together, these articles ref lect the main trends in research on the history of labour in Russia and the Soviet Union as it has developed in the sixteen years since the collapse of the Soviet sys- tem. The book aims at both specialist and non-specialist readers. For the benefit of the latter a glossary has been compiled of the most frequently used Russian words and acronyms. Russian terms have been transliterated according to the Library of Congress Transliteration System. The geo- graphical locations mentioned in the text of the articles are visually ren- dered on five maps. A comprehensive bibliography of the works referred to in the footnotes is located at the back of the book. The editors of this volume wish to thank the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (CLD), the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sci- ences (@C6L), the International Institute of Social History (>>H=), Carnegie Mellon University, the University of East London, the Unger van Brero Fund for Economic History, and the Friends of the International Institute of Social History for their generous financial support in organizing such a large international conference, and in transforming...
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