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  • Women in the Stalin Eraby Melanie Ilic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 58.00

    This book brings together for the first time a collection of essays by western scholars about women in the Stalin era (1928-53). It explores both the realities of women's lived experience in the 1930s and 1940s, and the various forms in which womanhood and femininity were represented and constructed in these decades. Women in the Stalin Era challenges... more...

  • Stalin's Terror Revisitedby Melanie Ilic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    In this ground-breaking collection, a team of leading experts offer a detailed examination of under-researched aspects of Soviet political repression in the 1930s. Drawing on archival documents and materials that have received little attention in Western historiography, much of the information detailed here is in English for the first time. more...

  • Life Stories of Soviet Women: The Interwar Generationby Melanie Ilic

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through interviews with the women who were well educated and well placed in Soviet society, often in elite positions, and therefore well able to observe... more...

  • Soviet State and Society Under Nikita Khrushchevby Melanie Ilic; Jeremy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the social and cultural impact of the 'thaw' in Cold War relations, decision-making and policy formation in the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev. It highlights the fact that many of the reform initiatives generally associated with Khrushchev personally, and with his period of office more generally, often had their roots in the... more...

  • Khrushchev in the Kremlinby Jeremy Smith; Melanie Ilic

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book presents a new picture of the politics, economics and process of government in the Soviet Union under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev. Based in large part on original research in recently declassified archive collections, the book examines the full complexity of government,††and provides an overview of the internal development of the... more...

  • Competition in Socialist Societyby Katalin Miklůssy; Melanie Ilic

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book explores how the concept of "competition", which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise "co-operation", rather than competitive mechanisms.... more...

  • Women in the Khrushchev Eraby Melanie Ilic; Dr Susan Reid; Lynne Attwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    This collection of essays examines women in the Khrushchev era, using both newly-accessible archival material and a re-reading of published sources. Exploring diverse subjects including housing, space flight, women workers, cinema, religion and consumption, the volume places the analysis of specific events or issues within a broader discussion of economic,... more...

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