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Witnessing the Soviet Twilight: Accounts of Americans in the U.S.S.R. on the Eve of Its Collapse (Paperback)
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Witnessing the Soviet Twilight: Accounts of Americans in the U.S.S.R. on the Eve of Its Collapse (Paperback)

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Paperback 252 Pages / Published: 30/03/2014
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More than 20 years have passed since the fall of the Soviet empire. This book provides an intimate look at how Americans resident in the Soviet Union in its final days described this unprecedented moment in human history. North American scholars from the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, psychology, women's studies, criminal justice, labour relations, religion and education record their insights into the dramatic events that marked the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition to the Commonwealth of Independent States.

As glasnost and perestroika developed, many Russians grew critical of traditional beliefs and confused about their identity and role in society. As Marxism-Leninism slipped away, still others lamented the passing of a system rich in social protection and opportunities for education and professional advancement. In this crisis thoughtful people shared with the contributors to this book assessments of their national history, its successes and failures, its triumphs, crimes and brutalities. The contributors examine challenges in families, labour unions, universities and political life, distilling people's experiences in those unique times. Their accounts range from concrete portrayals of individuals to theoretical discussions of ideology, economy, gender equality, capitalism and socialism, producing a multifaceted portrait of this extraordinary moment in world history.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786479443
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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