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Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity in the USSR , 1935-1941

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ISBN-10: 0521395569

ISBN-13: 9780521395564

Edition: 1990

Authors: Lewis H. Siegelbaum

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This is the first study in English of a major and instructive episode in the history of the Soviet Union. The Stakhanovite movement commemorated the mining of 108 tons of coal by Alexi Stakhanov in 1935 and it was an important symbol by which the state urged workers to achieve greater productivity. As Siegelbaum shows, Stakhanovism can be used to explore the social relations within Soviet industry at a critical stage in its development. In this sense, Stakhanovism was an important symbol of a shift in official priorities from construction of the means of production via increasing inputs of labor to intensive use of capital and labor.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/29/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

WILLIAM G. ROSENBERG is Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of Liberals in the Russian Revolution and co-author (with Diane P. Koenker) of Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917. LEWIS H. SIEGELBAUM is Professor of Modern Russian History at Michigan State University. He is author of Soviet State and Society between Revolutions, 1918--1929 and Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity in the USSR.

List of tables
List of Russian terms and abbreviations
Preconditions and precursors: industrial relations 1929-1935
From Stakhanov to Stakhanovism
Managers and specialists in the Stakhanovite years
The making of Stakhanovites
Stakhanovites and non-Stakhanovites
Stakhanovites in the cultural mythology of the 1930s
From the Great Purges to the Great Patriotic War: the decline of Stakhanovism
Selected bibliography