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The USSR is often regarded as the world's first propaganda state. Particularly under Stalin, politically charged rhetoric and imagery dominated the press, schools, and cultural forums from literature and cinema to the fine arts. Yet party propagandists were repeatedly frustrated in their efforts to promote a coherent sense of "Soviet" identity during the interwar years. This book investigates this failure to mobilize society along communist lines by probing the secrets of the party's ideological establishment and indoctrinational system. An exposé of systemic failure within Stalin's ideological establishment, Propaganda State in Crisis ultimately rewrites the history of Soviet indoctrination and mass mobilization between 1927 and 1941.

ISBN

9780300155372

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Yale University Press

City

New Haven, CT

Keywords

Soviet Union, propaganda, indoctrination system

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

History

Disciplines

Marketing | Social Psychology | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

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Propaganda State in Crisis: Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror under Stalin, 1927-1941

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