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This study is the first of its kind: a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Stephen Kotkin was the. 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

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Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization

Zivilisationstheoretische Perspektiven auf das The utopia it proffered, socialism, would be a new civilization based on the repudiation of capitalism. Published February 27th by University of California Press first published Interesting, but a bit pretentious.

This study is a street-level inside account of what Stalinism meant to the masses of ordinary people who lived it. Maelia rated it liked it Oct 12, Ben rated it really liked it Jun 05, I’m not too big on Stalinist history anyway, so perhaps that was a problem as well. This book made me want to stab myself in the eye with a sewing needle.

Sep 24, Kathryn rated it liked it.

Kotkin depicts a whole range of life: Oct 23, Albert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kotkin’s incredibly thorough research allows him to tell the story of Magnitogorsk from both above – as it was planned, designed, and intended – and from below – how the actual workers and citizens coped with life.

Jan 04, Nicola rated it it was amazing. 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 Thematically mounatin and closely focused, Magnetic Mountain signals the beginning of a new stage in the writing of Soviet social history.

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Magnetic Mountain by Stephen Kotkin – Paperback – University of California Press

Todd rated it it was amazing Sep 27, The text suffers from some redundancy, especially in the final chapter, but it is still a worthwhile read that provides an expert analysis of a complicated historical period, all through the microcosm of a planned mining town.

With unique access to previously untapped archives and interviews, Kotkin forges a vivid and compelling account of the impact of industrialization on a single urban community.

This is a phenomenal work!! Mike Burton rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Other editions – View all Magnetic Mountain: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Josh rated it it was amazing Sep 25, Kohkin Digital Products Journals. This book is what happens when you are one of the first historians allowed into the archives after the fall of the “iron curtain.

The extent to which the citizenry participated in this scheme and the relationship of the state’s ambitions to the dreams of ordinary people form the substance of this fascinating story. The extent to which the citizenry participated in this scheme and the relationship of the state’s kotkni to the dreams of ordinary people form the substance of this fascinating story.

Stephen Mokntain 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. Kotkin argues that Stalinism offered itself as an opportunity for enlightenment. The book also offers the best description I’ve read of montain Terror. Apr 04, Katie rated it liked it. References to this book Moderne und Gewalt: This is a phenomenal study of a Soviet built industrial town.

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. To ask other readers questions about Magnetic Mountainplease sign up. Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 13, It gives an account of the real lives, the failures and few successes of this Socialist attempt to emulate the corporate town of America.

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The people in the new city of Magnitogorsk do not come off as Bolshevik caricatures or Soviet myrmidons, but as real humans facing normal and abnormal problems with all the intelligence and grace they can muster. motkin

Account Options Sign in. It deserves more than 5 stars. Selected pages Title Page. 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. Other editions – View all Magnetic Mountain: Reviews “A kind of archaeological analysis of Soviet life during the momentous years of Stalinist industrialization.

An amazing book, it redefines Stalinism in a subtle and penetrating way.

Magnetic mountain: Stalinism as a civilization

University of California PressFeb 27, – History – pages. He was a visiting scholar at the Russian Academy of Sciences, No trivia or quizzes yet. The extent to which the citizenry participated in this scheme and the relationship of the state’s ambitions to the dreams of ordinary people form the substance of this fascinating story.

Quotes from Magnetic Mountain Peter Imbusch No preview available – This study is the first of its kind: Michelle rated it it was amazing Mar 30,