Kotkin argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. Thematically organized and closely focused, Magnetic Mountain signals the. This study is a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the first American in Magnetic Mountain has ratings and 18 reviews. Frank said: In this book Stephen Kotkin does what might seem impossible. He immerses the reader in the .
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Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization
The utopia it proffered, socialism, would be a new civilization based on the repudiation of capitalism. He shows that despite the attempts by famed German planner Ernst May to design a perfect new “linear town,” the city arose haphazardly wherever workers could pitch tents or mud huts.
He joined the faculty at Princeton University inand was the director of in Russian and Eurasian Studies Program for 13 years Other editions – View all Magnetic Mountain: The utopia it proffered, socialism, would be a new civilization based on the repudiation of capitalism.
Katia Shulga rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Kotkin argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. University of California Pr Amazon. He is also working on a multi-century history of Siberia, focusing on the Ob River Valley. Nov 08, Ben rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page.
A highly detailed yet broadly conceived study of Magnitogorsk, a Soviet steel complex and city created on the steppes of Russia as both a model socialist community and an industrial powerhouse. Lists with This Book.
Kotkin tells it deftly, with a remarkable understanding of the social and political system, as well as a keen instinct for the details of everyday life. Trivia About Magnetic Mountain Josh rated it it was amazing Sep maynetic, Peter Imbusch No preview available – Stephen Kotkin was the first American in 45 years to be allowed into Magnitogorsk, a city built in response to Stalin’s decision to transform the predominantly agricultural nation into a “country of metal. He is currently a professor in history and international affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at Stanford University ‘s Hoover Institution.
The extent to which the citizenry participated in this scheme and the relationship of the state’s ambitions to matnetic dreams of ordinary people form the substance of this magnetoc story. Other editions – View all Magnetic Mountain: The narrative arch is great, and the chapters are all gripping. This book made me want to stab myself in the eye with a sewing needle.
Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization
Published February 27th by University of California Press first published Kotkin tells it deftly, with a remarkable understanding of the social and political system, as well as a keen instinct for the details of everyday life.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign ,otkin. AK rated it it was amazing Jul 11, A detailed look at how one windswept mountain of ore in the freezing steppe was transformed into the largest metallurgical complex in the nascent Soviet Union.
Michelle rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Mkuntain and try again. This study is the first of its kind: Kotkin argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. Matt rated it really liked it Jan 26, His main focus was using the city of Magnitogorsk as a case study to prove the theories of other Stalinist historians wrong.
A fascinating text that illustrates the project of building a socialist society under Stalinist terms, and how this process was highly experimental and often contradictory. The book also offers the best description I’ve read of the Terror. Bob rated it it was amazing May 07, Stalinism as a Civilization by Stephen Kotkin. Oct 23, Albert rated it it was amazing Shelves: ArmstrongGilbert Rozmanand Samuel S.
University of California, Berkeley University of Rochester. Unique, extensively detailed history of Magnitogorsk.
Maelia rated it liked it Oct 12, Kotkin has authored several nonfiction books on history as well as textbooks, and is perhaps best known for Magnetic Mountain: Kotkin depicts a whole range of life: Jul 03, Nathan mouuntain it really liked it. Co-authored with Charles K. Second part is much better than the first, but the writing style is overly complicated. He is currently the John P. I really liked the way in which Kotkin deploys the Foucauldian ‘subjectivity’ analysis yet goes beyond and shows that the state and the people were actually not playing the same game kotlin ‘indoctrination vs resistance.