Naturally, one could not expect something different.
Advanced Search Abstract In the last two decades the concept of generations has seen a revival in history and the social sciences. This article employs a discursive-pragmatic concept of generation in history, deduced from Karl Mannheim's seminal concept of generation, as a theoretical framework to examine the role played by young Communists and their official youth organization, the Komsomol, during the revolutionary transformation of the Soviet Union, — It shows how both experientially and discursively a cohort of young Communists who actively took part in the Revolution and Civil War coalesced into a distinct generational unit whose ideas, attitudes, and culture found a home in the Komsomol.
Contrary to the Bolsheviks' ideas of continuity of generations in a post-revolutionary society, the youth league became an outlet in which generational tensions were nurtured and expressed throughout the s.
In this process, formative expectations and aspirations were generated and cultivated among the younger members who had missed out on their own revolutionary experience.
By employing social theory, the article advances our understanding of the process by which young people, organized in the Komsomol, became a major constituency for the Stalinist turn of the late s.
The article emphasizes the agency of youth, showing how their organization became a political and social driving force that shaped the fate of the Russian Revolution. Furthermore, the case of the militant Soviet youth is used as a case study to improve our understanding of the emergence and development of generations and generational cohorts, and thus of the concept itself.
Published by Oxford University Press. For permissions, please e-mail:Russia fully understands the American military conundrum but does not rule out the possibility that a defensively weak Russia could encourage the US to entertain the .
The Guardian’s editor-in-chief reflects on the state of media today and explains how the support of 1 million readers has enabled us to report and investigate the most important stories of our time.
improvements in the Russian industrial system, his rule did not benefit improvement and double these beneficial changes that Stalin made to. First, an analysis of the Soviet economic and political system in the s or s was a more complicated exercise than the counting of Soviet troops or warheads, and as such it could not but be critically influenced by the ideological preconceptions or biases of the analysts themselves.
[Single Spark] Mao’s Evaluations of Stalin A Collection and Summary (Sept. 6, ) [This collection of quotations about Stalin from Mao’s writings was originally prepared by me as part of a much larger project by the Single Spark Collective to attempt to reevaluate Stalin.
In Mises' analysis of the Russian Revolution, for example, he freely admits that the majority of Russians bitterly opposed Lenin's agricultural policies: [W]hen the Bolsheviks seized control in Russia, they were a small minority, and their program found scant support among the great masses of their countrymen.