Stalinism on the Frontier of Empire: Women and State by Elena Shulman

By Elena Shulman

It is a interesting account of frontier Stalinism advised throughout the formerly unexplored background of a crusade to draw woman settlers to the socialist frontiers of the Soviet a ways East within the overdue Thirties. Elena Shulman finds the instrumental half those migrants performed within the extension of Soviet nation strength and cultural dominion within the quarter. Their outstanding tales, recovered from archival letters, social gathering files, memoirs, press assurance and flicks, shed new mild on Soviet women's roles in kingdom formation, the function of frontier Stalinism in structuring gender beliefs, and the character of Soviet society and Stalinism within the Nineteen Thirties. via those narratives Elena Shulman deals a nuanced photo of the realm of the frontier in addition to the complexities of women's lives lower than Stalin and the bounds of Moscow's rule over the outer edge or even the Gulag.

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Women’s status as symbols of modernity in the late 1930s is described by Choi Chatterjee, Celebrating Women: Gender, Festival Culture, and Bolshevik Ideology, 1910–1939 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002). Galina Shubina’s poster was named for and accompanied by lyrics from V. LebedevKumach and I. Dunaevskii’s 1935 “Song of the Motherland,” also known by the first line of the tune “Shiroka strana moia rodnaia” written for the 1936 film Circus [Tsirk]. The song became wildly popular and the melody theme for the broadcast signal of Radio Moscow.

For published excerpts of their conference, see Vsesoiuznoe soveshchanie zhen khoziaistvennikov i inzhenerno-tekhnicheskikh rabotnikov tiazheloi promyshlennosti – stenograficheskii otchet (Moscow: Partizdat, 1936). “Stakhanovites” were workers who had labored at an accelerated rate and were rewarded for their exemplary behavior and record-breaking productivity. For more on this program, see Siegelbaum, Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity. Introduction 15 Khetagurova gained renown, have been analyzed for their messages about gender and power.

The older ones “obtained” food, clothing, and money. They took us to the movies and we slept there till autumn. When it became cold we found a basement. We stole clothing to pay for the place. ”18 The militia delivered this crew to an orphanage where Efrosina earned the nickname “Barricade” among the other orphans. 19 There was a general sense among many workers that the 1917 Revolution’s radicalism and promises of a better life had been jettisoned. While factories and institutions, forced to maintain profitability, trimmed their budgets by cutting staff and services, peasants and 17 18 19 Eric Naiman working on literature has argued that during the NEP period, anxieties about the course of the Revolution were expressed as anxieties about women and their potential to contaminate men with bourgeois femininity and dissolve revolutionary energy in sexual excess.

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