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Author Studer, Brigitte
Title The transnational world of the Cominternians / Brigitte Studer, University of Bern, Switzerland ; translated by Dafydd Rees Roberts
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Modern History Library  324.175 S933    AVAILABLE    30550100588530
 人文社會聯圖  HX11.I5 S843 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020474532
Descript ix, 227 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-214) and index
"The 'Cominternians' who staffed the Communist International in Moscow from its establishment in 1919 to its dissolution in 1943 led transnational lives and formed a cosmopolitan but closed and privileged world. Full of sympathy, eager to learn, hopeful of emulating Bolshevik success 'at home', they were first-hand witnesses to the difficulties of the young Russian Revolution, before seeing it descend into the terror to which many of them fell victim. This book tells of their experience through these decades, of the encounter between utopian imagination and the real, and how the Party as institution sought to bend subjectivity to its needs, even as they became ever more questionable. Opened some 25 years ago, the Comintern archives provide a surprising wealth of autobiographical materials generated by these militants, and it is on these that this account of political commitment and its vicissitudes is based"-- Provided by publisher
1. The Bolshevik Model -- 2. The New Woman -- 3. In Stalin's Moscow -- 4. Soviet Party Practices -- 5. Becoming a "Real Bolshevik" -- 6. The Party and the Private -- 7. From Comrades to Spies -- 8. Epilogue
Subject Communist International -- Officials and employees -- History -- 20th century
Communists -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- History -- 20th century
Transnationalism -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- History -- 20th century
Vsesoi︠uz︡nai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov) -- History
Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠uz︡a -- History
Cosmopolitanism -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- History -- 20th century
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- History -- 20th century
Social change -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- History -- 20th century
Moscow (Russia) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Moscow (Russia) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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