The Resource The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power, Jan Plamper

The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power, Jan Plamper

Label
The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power
Title
The Stalin cult
Title remainder
a study in the alchemy of power
Statement of responsibility
Jan Plamper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, one of the most persuasive personality cults of all times saturated Soviet public space with images of Stalin. A torrent of portraits, posters, statues, films, plays, songs, and poems galvanized the Soviet population and inspired leftist activists around the world. In the first book to examine the cultural products and production methods of the Stalin cult, Jan Plamper reconstructs a hidden history linking artists, party patrons, state functionaries, and ultimately Stalin himself in the alchemical project that transformed a pock-marked Georgian into the embodiment of global communism. Departing from interpretations of the Stalin cult as an outgrowth of Russian mysticism or Stalin's psychopathology, Plamper establishes the cult's context within a broader international history of modern personality cults constructed around Napoleon III, Mussolini, Hitler, and Mao. Drawing upon evidence from previously inaccessible Russian archives, Plamper's lavishly illustrated and accessibly written study will appeal to anyone interested in twentieth-century history, visual studies, the politics of representation, dictator biography, socialist realism, and real socialism
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plamper, Jan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK268.S8
LC item number
P535 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Yale-Hoover series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Iosif V
  • Stalin, Iosif V
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Cults
  • Political culture
  • Public opinion
  • Mass media
  • Personenkult
  • Personenkult
  • Cults
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Public opinion
Label
The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power, Jan Plamper
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
Paths to the Stalin cult -- pt. 1. Cult products -- Stalin's image in time -- Stalin's image in space -- pt. 2. Cult production -- The political is personal, art is political : Stalin, the cult, and patronage -- How to paint the leader? Institutions of cult production -- The audience as cult producer : exhibition comment books and notes at celebrity evenings -- Appendix: The statistics of visual representations of Stalin in Pravda
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xx, 310 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300169522
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011019576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711045596
  • (OCoLC)ocn711045596
Label
The Stalin cult : a study in the alchemy of power, Jan Plamper
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
Paths to the Stalin cult -- pt. 1. Cult products -- Stalin's image in time -- Stalin's image in space -- pt. 2. Cult production -- The political is personal, art is political : Stalin, the cult, and patronage -- How to paint the leader? Institutions of cult production -- The audience as cult producer : exhibition comment books and notes at celebrity evenings -- Appendix: The statistics of visual representations of Stalin in Pravda
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xx, 310 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300169522
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011019576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711045596
  • (OCoLC)ocn711045596

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