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How the Soviet Man Was Unmade Cultural Fantasy and Male Subjectivity under Stalin

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ISBN-10: 0822959933

ISBN-13: 9780822959939

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lilya Kaganovsky

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In Stalinist Russia, the idealized Soviet man projected an image of strength, virility, and unyielding drive in his desire to build a powerful socialist state. In monuments, posters, and other tools of cultural production, he became the demigod of Communist ideology. But beneath the surface of this fantasy, between the lines of texts and in film, lurked another figure: the wounded body of the heroic invalid, the second version of Stalin's New Man.nbsp; InHow the Soviet Man Was Unmade, Lilya Kaganovsky exposes the paradox behind the myth of the indestructible Stalinist-era male. In her analysis of social-realist literature and cinema, she examines the recurring theme of the mutilated male…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Introduction: "Bodies That Matter"
How the Soviet Man Was (Un)Made
Visual Pleasure in Stalinist Cinema
Heterosexual Panic
What Does Woman Want?
Epilogue: "Female Masculinity"