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Author David-Fox, Michael.

Title Revolution of the mind : higher learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918-1929 / Michael David-Fox.

Imprint Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2016.


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Series Studies of the Harriman Institute Ser.
Studies of the Harriman Institute Ser.
Summary Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where the quest to transform everyday life gripped the student movement; the Institute of Red Professors, where the Bolsheviks sought to train a new communist intellectual or red specialist; and the Communist Academy, headquarters for a planned, collectivist, proletarian science.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Glossary of Terminology, Abbreviations, and Acronyms -- INTRODUCTION. The Bolshevik Revolution and the Cultural Front -- 1 Communist Institutions and Revolutionary Missions in Higher Learning -- 2 Power and Everyday Life at Sverdlov Communist University -- 3 Political Culture at the Institute of Red Professors -- 4 Science, Orthodoxy, and the Quest for Hegemony at the Socialist (Communist) Academy -- CONCLUSION. The Great Break in Higher Learning -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Education, Higher -- Soviet Union -- History.
Communism and education -- Soviet Union -- History.
Communism and culture -- Soviet Union -- History.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Communism and culture. (OCoLC)fst00870489
Communism and education. (OCoLC)fst00870497
Education, Higher. (OCoLC)fst00903005
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 1501707175 9781501707179 (OCoLC)950634682
ISBN 9781501705397 (electronic bk.)
1501705393 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781501707179

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