Propaganda State in Crisis

Propaganda State in Crisis

Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror Under Stalin, 1927-1941

eBook - 2011
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Yale University

The USSR is often regarded as the world's first propaganda state. Particularly under Stalin, politically charged rhetoric and imagery dominated the press, schools, and cultural forums from literature and cinema to the fine arts. Yet party propagandists were repeatedly frustrated in their efforts to promote a coherent sense of "Soviet" identity during the interwar years. This book investigates this failure to mobilize society along communist lines by probing the secrets of the party's ideological establishment and indoctrinational system. An exposé of systemic failure within Stalin's ideological establishment, Propaganda State in Crisis ultimately rewrites the history of Soviet indoctrination and mass mobilization between 1927 and 1941.

Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution, Stanford University ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9780300159639
0300159633
9780300155372
0300155379
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 357 pages) : illustrations

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