"This project originated from the conference 'Happiness Soviet style' in May of 2006, which took place at the University of Nottingham"--P. ix.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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