SLAVONIC & EAST EUROPEAN REVIEW SPECIAL ISSUE Volume 86, No. 2, April 2008 The Relaunch of the Soviet Project, 1945–64 edited by Juliane Fürst, Polly Jones and Susan Morrissey SEER’s first special issue, “The Relaunch of the Soviet Project”, is available from the SEER office: The Soviet revolutionary project, conceived and modified in the years between 1917 and 1941, had to be reconstructed, re-legitimized and re-imagined after 1945. Devoted to the years following the Soviet Union’s spectacular victory in World War Two, the eight essays in this volume explore the dichotomies — mismanagement and repression, innovation and achievement —that characterized an era which holds the key to the eventual demise of the USSR. CONTENTS: 1. Robust Revolution to Retiring Revolution: The Life Cycle of the Soviet Revolution, 1945–1968 Amir Weiner 2. Between Salvation and Liquidation: Homeless and Vagrant Children and the Reconstruction of Soviet Society Juliane Fürst 3. Peace or Pacifism? The Soviet ‘Struggle For Peace in All the World’ 1948–54 Timothy Johnston 4. Individual Forms of Ownership in the Urban Housing Fund of the USSR, 1944–64 Mark B. Smith 5. What Can and Cannot Be Said: Between the Stalinist Past and New Soviet Future Cynthia Hooper 6. POWs and Purge Victims: Attitudes towards Party Rehabilitation, 1956–57 Miriam Dobson 7. Memories of Terror or Terrorizing Memories? Terror, Trauma and Survival in Soviet Culture of the Thaw Polly Jones 8. Amateur Theatres and Amateur Publics in the Russian Republic, 1958–71 Susan Costanzo Copies available from the SEER office: 020 7679 8724; Read the April issue here:

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