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Body Soviet Propaganda, Hygiene, and the Revolutionary State

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ISBN-10: 0299229645

ISBN-13: 9780299229641

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tricia Starks

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In 1918 the Peoplersquo;s Commissariat of Public Health began a quest to protect the health of all Soviet citizens, but health became more than a political platform or a tactical decision. The Soviets defined and categorized the world by interpreting political orthodoxy and citizenship in terms of hygiene. The assumed political, social, and cultural benefits of a regulated, healthy lifestyle informed the construction of Soviet institutions and identity. Cleanliness developed into a political statement that extended from domestic maintenance to leisure choices and revealed gender, ethnic, and class prejudices. Dirt denoted the past and poor politics; health and cleanliness signified mental…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Revolution: Destruction, Cleansing, and Creation
The State: Diagnosing, Monitoring, and Disciplining
The City: Instruction, Regulation, and Isolation
The Home: Housekeeping, Social Duty, and Public Concern
The Family: Maternity, Birth, and Parenthood
The Body: Hygiene, Modernity, and Mentality