Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia by Michael David-Fox

By Michael David-Fox

Crossing Borders deconstructs modern theories of Soviet background from the revolution during the Stalin interval, and gives new interpretations in keeping with a transnational standpoint. To Michael David-Fox, Soviet background used to be formed through interactions throughout its borders. by means of reexamining conceptions of modernity, ideology, and cultural transformation, he demanding situations the polarizing camps of Soviet exceptionalism and shared modernity and in its place strives for a theoretical and empirical heart floor because the foundation for an artistic and richly textured analysis.

Discussions of Soviet modernity have tended to work out the Soviet country both as an archaic holdover from the Russian previous, or as basically one other kind of traditional modernity. David-Fox as a substitute considers the Soviet Union in its personal light—as a seismic shift from tsarist society that attracted influential viewers from the pacifist Left to the fascist correct. via reassembling Russian legacies, as he exhibits, the Soviet procedure developed right into a advanced “intelligentsia-statist” shape that brought an array of novel agendas and practices, many embodied within the specified buildings of the party-state. Crossing Borders demonstrates  the want for a brand new interpretation of the Russian-Soviet old trajectory—one that moves a stability among the actual and the universal.

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