Ideology, Gender and Propaganda in the Soviet Union: A Historical Survey

Choi Chatterjee
1999 Left history  
In this paper I seek to resurrect the bugbear of Soviet history, the question of ideology. Until recently it appeared that the problem of Soviet ideology had died from sheer fatigue and been given a decent burial by the revisionist social historians. With the turn to social history, the focus of historians shifted from the primacy of politics and ideology in the Soviet Union to the social bases of Stalinism, and one rarely came across ideology as an analytical problem. Recently, however, a
more » ... ly, however, a consideration of ideology has raised its hydra head impelled not only by those who seek to vindicate the totalitarian interpretation of Soviet history, but also by new theoretical approaches that have expanded the definition of ideologyof how it shapes identities, informs behaviour,
doi:10.25071/1913-9632.5380 fatcat:lenn5y4shbg5dbe73rwpy4weoe