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A Dream Deferred

New Studies in Russian and Soviet Labour History


Edited By Donald Filtzer, Wendy Z. Goldman, Gijs Kessler and Simon Pirani

This volume brings together the latest work in Russian labour history, based on exciting materials from previously closed archives and collections. Sixteen essays, focusing on peasants and workers, explore the lives and struggles of working people. Ranging over a century of dramatic upheaval, from the late 1800s to the present, the essays are organized around three broad themes: workers’ politics, incentives and coercion within industrial and rural workplaces, and household strategies. The volume explores the relationship between the peasantry and the working class, a nexus that has been central to state policy, oppositional politics, economic development, and household configuration. It profiles a working class rent by divisions and defined not only by its relationship to the workplace or the state, but also by its household strategies for daily survival. The essays explore many topics accessible for the first time, including the motivations of women workers, roots of revolutionary activism, the revolutionary movement outside the great cities, socialist opposition to the Soviet regime, reactions of workers to Stalinist terror, socialist tourism, peasant families in forced exile, and work discipline on the collective farms.


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Notes on Contributors Sergey A. Afontsev is Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow. Barbara Allen is Assistant Professor of History at La Salle University in Phil- adelphia, United States. Sarah Badcock is Associate Professor in the School of History, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Barbara Alpern Engel is Distinguished Professor in the Department of His- tory of the University of Colorado at Boulder, United States. Donald Filtzer is Professor of Russian History at the University of East Lon- don, United Kingdom. Wendy Z. Goldman is Professor in the Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Aleksei Gusev is Associate Professor at the Faculty of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Gijs Kessler is Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social His- tory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Diane P. Koenker is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States. Jean Lévesque is Associate Professor of History at the University of Québec at Montréal, Montréal, Canada. 69G:6B9:;:GG:9 Andrei Markevich is Senior Lecturer at the New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, and a Research Associate at the Department of Economics, Uni- versity of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. Nikolai V. Mikhailov is Senior Research Fellow at the St Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. Kevin Murphy, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States. Simon Pirani is Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies at Oxford University, United Kingdom....

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