The Resource Inventing the enemy : denunciation and terror in Stalin's Russia, Wendy Z. Goldman

Inventing the enemy : denunciation and terror in Stalin's Russia, Wendy Z. Goldman

Label
Inventing the enemy : denunciation and terror in Stalin's Russia
Title
Inventing the enemy
Title remainder
denunciation and terror in Stalin's Russia
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Z. Goldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ordinary people and the Stalinist terror uses stories of personal relationships to explore the behavior of ordinary people during Stalin's terror. Communist Party leaders targeted specific groups for arrest, but also strongly encouraged ordinary citizens and party members to "unmask the hidden enemy." People responded by flooding the secret police and local authorities with accusations. By 1937, every work place was convulsed by hyper-vigilance, intense suspicion, and the hunt for hidden enemies. Spouses, coworkers, friends, and relatives disavowed and denounced each other. People confronted hideous dilemmas. Forced to lie to protect loved ones, they struggled to reconcile political imperatives and personal loyalties. Work places were turned into snake pits. The strategies that people used to protect themselves--naming names, preemptive denunciations, and shifting blame--all helped to spread the terror. A history of the terror in five Moscow factories [that] explores personal relationships and individual behavior within a pervasive political culture of "enemy hunting.""--Provided by publisher
  • "This book explores the behavior of ordinary people during Stalin's terror, revealing the terrible dilemmas people confronted in their struggles to survive"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldman, Wendy Z
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.4
LC item number
.G65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Sowjetunion
  • Political purges
  • Political culture
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Working class
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Factories
  • HISTORY
  • Säuberung
  • Arbeitsplatz
  • Zwischenmenschliche Beziehung
Label
Inventing the enemy : denunciation and terror in Stalin's Russia, Wendy Z. Goldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The terror : a short political primer -- Comrades and coworkers -- Family secrets -- Love, loyalty, and betrayal -- The final paroxysm -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9780521145626
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011002164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019786203
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699009610
  • (OCoLC)ocn699009610
Label
Inventing the enemy : denunciation and terror in Stalin's Russia, Wendy Z. Goldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The terror : a short political primer -- Comrades and coworkers -- Family secrets -- Love, loyalty, and betrayal -- The final paroxysm -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9780521145626
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011002164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019786203
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699009610
  • (OCoLC)ocn699009610

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