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Introduction

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about police aesthetics and Eastern European culture in Soviet times. The book maps out the relationship between culture and ... More


Arresting Biographies: The Personal File in the Soviet Union and Romania

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter, which examines the personal files and arresting biographies compiled by the secret police in the Soviet Union and Romania, analyzes surveillance and investigation materials, and ... More


Cultural Diplomacy of a New Type

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes how the Soviet approach to foreign visitors crystallized during a particular conjuncture in the early 1920s. As the first significant influx of “bourgeois” foreigners, including ... More


Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Cristina Vatulescu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The documents emerging from the secret police archives of the former Soviet bloc have caused scandal after scandal, compromising revered cultural figures and abruptly ending political careers. This ... More


The Emergence of the Gestapo

Robert Gellately

in The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228691
eISBN:
9780191678806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228691.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Gestapo or the Secret State Police emerged from a set of complex set of interacting social forces, personalities, and traditions. In early 1933, from one state to another, the tightening of the ... More


The Master and Margarita: The Devil's Secret Police File

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the influence of the secret police file on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita. It analyzes the impact of Bulgakov's secret police file on his use of ... More


Early Soviet Cinema's Shots at Policing

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines post-revolutionary Soviet Union cinema's take on policing. It analyzes the works of three major Russian filmmakers including Dziga Vertov, Alexander Medvedkin, and Ivan Pyr'ev, ... More


Secret Police Shots at Filmmaking: The Gulag and Cinema

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the cinematic representations of the Gulag in Soviet Union films done in collaboration with the secret police, reviewing the 1927 documentary about the Solovki prison camp, the ... More


Concluding Thoughts

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of the secret police on literature and film in the Soviet Union, explaining that the artists presented in the book sometimes ... More


Redrawing Ethno‐Social Boundaries: Phase I, 1939‐1941

Alexander V. Prusin

in The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297535
eISBN:
9780191594328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297535.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter traces the history of the borderlands under the Soviet rule at the beginning of World War II. To recast the borderlands into the ‘socialist’ mold, the Soviet administration used a ... More


Uncertainty and Control in Russia

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the organization of pre-Revolutionary Russian terrorist groups in the 1880s and 1900s. Understanding these groups is useful in many ways. First, and most important, many of the ... More


Literary Theory and the Secret Police: Writing and Estranging the Self

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter, which examines the relationship between literary theory and the secret police through an analysis of the concept of estrangement, explores the works of Viktor Shklovsky and Nicolae ... More


Postsocialist Cleansing in Eastern Europe: Purity and Danger in Transitional Justice

Katherine Verdery

in Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989-2009

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199895977
eISBN:
9780199980116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895977.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses forms of transitional justice in Eastern Europe after 1989, particularly those aimed at depriving communist-era officials of political roles in the new polities. It summarizes ... More


Introduction

Robert Gellately

in The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228691
eISBN:
9780191678806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228691.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed as a Chancellor of Germany and from that day on, the Weimar constitution was laid to rest, the law was suspended and all political parties were ... More


The White Hand: State Magic and Signs of War

Christen A. Smith

in Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the subtle, hidden, and magical racial politics of state policing through a reading of Culture Shock's “Terrorism” vignette, the history of policing in Bahia, and cases of ... More


War and the Special Movement Corps

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on China's War of Resistance against Japan that broke out in the summer of 1937 and the creation of the Special Movement Corps (SMC). It suggests that the war provided Dai Li ... More


The October Revolution

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the Bolsheviks' October Revolution of 1917 heralded a sustained attack on elites, with the abolition of the nobility, landownership, and officer ranks. The Bolsheviks' fear ... More


Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Andreas Glaeser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What does the durability of political institutions have to do with how actors form knowledge about them? This book investigates this question in the context of a fascinating historical case: ... More


The North Caucasus During Collectivisation

Jeronim Perović

in From Conquest to Deportation: The North Caucasus under Russian Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190889890
eISBN:
9780190942991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889890.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents the first detailed account of the tragic impact of the collectivization and “de-kulakization” campaign in the North Caucasus based on Soviet archival sources. In 1929-30, under ... More


Marked for Life

Mark Edele

in Soviet Veterans of World War II: A Popular Movement in an Authoritarian Society, 1941-1991

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237562
eISBN:
9780191717185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237562.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A second problem group consisted of former prisoners of war (POWs). Their handicap was political rather than physical. The Stalinist regime was extremely suspicious of anybody who had been under ... More


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