The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture During the 1950s and 1960s

The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture During the 1950s and 1960s

The period from Stalin’s death in 1953 to the end of the 1960s marked a crucial epoch in Soviet history. Though not overtly revolutionary, this era produced significant shifts in policies, ideas, language, artistic practices, daily behaviours, and material life. It was also during this time that social, cultural, and intellectual processes in the USSR began to parallel those in the West (and particularly in Europe) as never before.This volume examines in fascinating detail the various facets of Soviet life during the 1950s and …

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