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Author Hanovs, Deniss.

Uniform Title Laiks, telpa, vadonis. English
Title Ultimate freedom-- no choice [electronic resource] : the culture of authoritarianism in Latvia, 1934-1940 / by Deniss Hanovs & Valdis Traudkalns ; [translator, Laura Bleidere].

Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description x, 272 p. : ill.
Series Central and Eastern Europe : regional perspectives in global context, 1877-8550 ; v. 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter one. The beginning : how was the coup presented back then? -- Inter-war Latvia : prehistory of the coup, its context -- Why the coup is not a coup, but salvation? -- Ulmanis in foreign media : the Times -- Chapter two. Genesis of a political myth : an official turns into Vadonis -- Chapter three. Staging Atdzimanas Dziesma : technologies of authoritarianism cultural policy -- How does one stage the principle of authoritarianism? staging of a mass performance as a political program -- "Atdzimanas Dziesma will invite every Latvian to serve his nation and country by obeying Vadonis" : what is the staging going to say? -- "Atdzimanas Dziesma depicts the fate of the Latvian people : staging as a liturgy of authoritarianism, Vadonis as a priest and actor -- Chapter four. "Another land" : Latgale region in the discourse of Ulmanis' authoritarian regime on the unity of the nation -- Political performance as a staging of unanimity -- Latgale : the symbolic stepchild and bride -- Latgalians and ethnic unity -- Latgalians and ethnic diversity : the other in the new political culture -- Answers of Latgale's media -- The education law and the technology of the melting pot -- Daugavpils Vienbas Nams : a building as a political message -- Chapter five. The leader, the enemy, war and celebration : authoritarianism practices compared : Stalin and Ulmanis in Latvia's authoritarian culture -- USSR--the land of workers and violence : a dual perception -- Cultural practices of European dictatorships in the 30s -- Stalin and Ulmanis : a functional comparison of leaders -- The enemy : communism and the war of civilizations -- Moscow trials--the globalized political show of the 30s -- Chapter six. Date and place : a celebration of authoritarianism in Rzekne and Riga -- "The harvest booster" : K. Ulmanis as a hero of cyclical time in Svta Zeme spectacle -- 18 November as a continuation of 15 May : the course of celebration on 18 November 1938 -- Chapter seven. "New Riga" : the city as an instrument of authoritarian ideology -- Aesthetization of Ulmanis' ideology : key tendencies and international context -- Ulman Riga -- The Uzvaras laukums : a spatial self-reference -- Chapter eight. Authoritarianism and the Church : attempts to develop Latvian Christianity in 1920s and 1930s -- The relationship policy between the Church and the state under Ulmanis' regime -- The Church : in supranational content and national form -- Ideas expressed by the radical wing of Latvianizers of the Church -- Conclusion.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subject Ulmanis, Krlis, 1877-1942.
Authoritarianism -- Latvia -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and culture -- Latvia -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Latvia -- History -- 20th century.
Latvia -- History -- 1918-1940.
Latvia -- Politics and government -- 1918-1940.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Traudkalns, Valdis.
Bleidere, Laura.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004243552 (hardback acid-free paper)
9789004244641 (e-book)

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