xxiv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781843313106 hardback 1843313103 hardback 9781843318170 e-book
Anthem series on Russian, East European and Eurasian studies.
"This project originated from the conference 'Happiness Soviet style' in May of 2006, which took place at the University of Nottingham"--P. ix.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
A joyful Soviet childhood : licensed happiness for little ones / Catriona Kelly Utopian naturalism : the epic poem of kolkhoz happiness / Evgeny Dobrenko Luxuriating in lack : plentitude and consuming happiness in Soviet paintings and posters, 1920s-1953 / Helena Goscilo Tasty and healthy : Soviet happiness in one book / Gian Piero Piretto "It's grand to be an orphan!" : crafting happy citizens in Soviet children's literature of the 1920s / Marina Balina Sew yourself Soviet : the pleasures of textile in the machine age / Emma Widdis Happy housewarming! : moving into Khrushchev-era apartments / Susan E. Reid When we were happy : remembering Soviet holidays / Albert Baiburin and Alexandra Piir The 'new Moscow' and the new 'happiness' : architecture as a nodal point in the Stalinist system of value / Katerina Clark Andrei Platonov's Happy Moscow : Tolstoi, Stalin and the Soviet self / Phillip Ross Bullock 'But where is your happiness, Alevtina Ivanovna?' : new debates about happiness in the Soviet films of 1956 / Julian Graffy Easy on the heart ; or 'Strength through joy' / Maya Turovskaya.