The Resource Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki, (electronic resource)

Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki, (electronic resource)

Label
Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957
Title
Soviet soft power in Poland
Title remainder
culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957
Statement of responsibility
Patryk Babiracki
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Concentrating on the formative years of the Cold War from 1943 to 1957, Patryk Babiracki reveals little-known Soviet efforts to build a postwar East European empire through culture. Babiracki argues that the Soviets involved in foreign cultural outreach used 'soft power' in order to galvanize broad support for the postwar order in the emerging Soviet bloc. Populated with compelling characters ranging from artists, writers, journalists, and scientists to party and government functionaries, this work illuminates the behind-the-scenes schemes of the Stalinist international propaganda machine. Based on exhaustive research in Russian and Polish archives, Babiracki's study is the first in any language to examine the two-way interactions between Soviet and Polish propagandists and to evaluate their attempts at cultural cooperation. Babiracki shows that the Stalinist system ultimately undermined Soviet efforts to secure popular legitimacy abroad through persuasive propaganda. He also highlights the limitations and contradictions of Soviet international cultural outreach, which help explain why the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe crumbled so easily after less than a half-century of existence"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
303.48/243804709045
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK67.5.P7
LC item number
B28 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The New Cold War history
Label
Soviet soft power in Poland : culture and the making of Stalin's new empire, 1943-1957, Patryk Babiracki, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Sel'tsy to Siedlce -- Postwar hopes and promises -- Soft power on the sidelines -- Unlikely heroes -- Soviet soft power and the Polish thaw -- Epilogue: The old and the new -- Conclusion: Trapped in history -- Appendix: Tables and charts
Control code
ocn911173017
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469623085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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22573/ctt14r8vz1
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.b33122453
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)911173017
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