Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of by Kate Transchel,Elena Osokina

By Kate Transchel,Elena Osokina

Drawing on newly to be had archival fabrics together with reputable files, studies, and private money owed, this outstanding learn provides an in depth photo of the dwelling criteria of varied social teams in prewar Soviet Russia, and the function of state-controlled distribution of foodstuff and items as a device of the Stalinist dictatorship. The research deals a brand new point of view not just at the interval of collectivization, industrialization, and terror but in addition at the regime's so much rudimentary approach to controlling human habit and reshaping the social order. In her end the writer analyzes the long term affects of the Stalinist "dictatorship of distribution", from bureaucratization to rural depopulation to the emergence of a particular form of black-market economy.

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