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Fate of the New Man Representing and Reconstructing Masculinity in Soviet Visual Culture, 1945-1965
ISBN: HB: 9780875807836, Northern Illinois University Press, July 2018
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 illus.
Between 1945 and 1965, the catastrophe of war – and the social and political changes it brought in its wake – had a major impact on the construction of the Soviet masculine ideal. Drawing upon a wide range of visual material, "The Fate of the New Man...
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Framing Mary The Mother of God in Modern, Revolutionary, and Post-Soviet Russian Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780875807768, Northern Illinois University Press, May 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 29 illus.
Despite the continued fascination with the Virgin Mary in modern and contemporary times, very little of the resulting scholarship on this topic extends to Russia. Russia's Mary, however, who is virtually unknown in the West, has long played a formati...
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Image of Christ in Russian Literature Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Bulgakov, Pasternak
ISBN: HB: 9780875807799, Northern Illinois University Press, May 2018
329 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Vladimir Nabokov complained about the number of Dostoevsky's characters "sinning their way to Jesus". In truth, Christ is an elusive figure not only in Dostoevsky's novels, but in Russian literature as a whole. The rise of the historical critical met...
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State of Madness Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin
ISBN: HB: 9780875807751, Northern Illinois University Press, March 2018
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 illus.
What madness meant was a fiercely contested question in Soviet society. "State of Madness" examines the politically fraught collision between psychiatric and literary discourses in the years after Joseph Stalin's death. State psychiatrists deployed s...
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Industrializing the Corn Belt Agriculture, Technology, and Environment, 1945-1972
ISBN: PB: 9780875807416, Northern Illinois University Press, February 2018
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 illus.
From the late 1940s to the early 1970s, farmers in the Corn Belt transformed their region into a new, industrial powerhouse of large-scale production, mechanization, specialization, and efficiency. Many farm experts and implement manufacturers had ur...
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£19,00
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Noble Subjects The Russian Novel and the Gentry, 1762-1861
ISBN: PB: 9780875807744, Northern Illinois University Press, February 2018
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm,
Relations between the Russian nobility and the state underwent a dynamic transformation during the roughly one hundred-year period encompassing the reign of Catherine II (1762-1796) and ending with the Great Reforms initiated by Alexander II. This pe...
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Campaign State Communist Mobilizations for the East German Countryside, 1945-1990
ISBN: HB: 9780875807713, Northern Illinois University Press, February 2018
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 illus.
Communist regimes are defined by dictatorial power, state planning, and active propaganda machines. In "The Campaign State", Gregory Witkowski explores the intersection of these three elements in East Germany by focusing on mass mobilizations. He dis...
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£41,00
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Man of Salt and Trees The Life of Joy Morton
ISBN: PB: 9780875807577, Northern Illinois University Press, February 2018
318 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 28 illus.
"A Man of Salt and Trees" is the first full-length biography of Joy Morton (1855-1934), founder of The Morton Arboretum – an internationally acclaimed outdoor museum of woody plants – and Morton Salt – the brand that for over a century has been a hou...
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Besieged Leningrad Aesthetic Responses to Urban Disaster
ISBN: PB: 9780875807720, Northern Illinois University Press, December 2017
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 illus.
During the 872 days of the Siege of Leningrad (September 1941 to January 1944), the city's inhabitants were surrounded by the military forces of Nazi Germany. They suffered famine, cold, and darkness, and a million people lost their lives, making the...
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The Trial of Gustav Graef Art, Sex, and Scandal in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany
ISBN: HB: 9780875807676, Northern Illinois University Press, December 2017
335 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 illus.
Although largely forgotten now, the 1885 trial of German artist Gustav Graef was a seminal event for those who observed it. Graef, a celebrated sixty-four-year-old portraitist, was accused of perjury and sexual impropriety with underage models. On tr...
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