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Price: $126.00

Format:
Hardback 240 pp.
18 b/w illustrations, 156 mm x 234 mm

ISBN-10:
0199609942

ISBN-13:
9780199609949

Publication date:
October 2011

Imprint: OUP UK

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All this is your World

Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin

Anne E. Gorsuch

Series : Oxford Studies in Modern European History

In the Khrushchev era, Soviet citizens were newly encouraged to imagine themselves exploring the medieval towers of Tallinn's Old Town, relaxing on the Romanian Black Sea coast, even climbing the Eiffel Tower. By the mid 1960s, hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens each year crossed previously closed Soviet borders to travel abroad. All this is your World explores the revolutionary integration of the Soviet Union into global processes of cultural exchange in which a de-Stalinizing Soviet Union increasingly, if anxiously, participated in the transnational circulation of people, ideas, and items. Anne E. Gorsuch examines what it meant to be "Soviet" in a country no longer defined as Stalinist.

All this is your World is situated at the intersection of a number of topics of scholarly and popular interest: the history of tourism and mobility; the cultural history of international relations, specifically the Cold War; the history of the Soviet Union after Stalin. It also offers a new perspective on our view of the European continent as a whole by probing the Soviet Union's relationship with both eastern and western Europe using archival materials from Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Great Britain, and the United States. Beginning with a domestic tour of the Soviet Union in late Stalinism, the book moves outwards in concentric circles to consider travel to the inner abroad of Estonia, to the near abroad of eastern Europe, and to the capitalist West, finally returning home again with a discussion of Soviet films about tourism.

Readership : Academics and scholars of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; of Modern Europe; of the Cold War; of tourism

Introduction: Crossing Borders
1. "There's No Place Like Home:" Soviet Tourism in Late Stalinism
2. Estonia as the Soviet Abroad
3. "What Kind of Friendship is this?": Tourism to Eastern Europe
4. Performing on the International Stage: Tourism to the Capitalist West
5. Fighting the Cold War on the French Riviera
6. Film Tourism: From Iron Curtain to Silver Screen
Epilogue

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Anne E. Gorsuch is the author of Youth in Revolutionary Russia: Enthusiasts, Bohemians, Delinquents and the co-editor of Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism. Her newest project is a cultural history of the socialist sixties.

Soviet Veterans of the Second World War - Mark Edele
Stalinist Society - Mark Edele
Stalin's Last Generation - Dr. Juliane Fürst
Writing History - William Kelleher Storey and Towser Jones

Special Features

  • Offers a new perspective on our view of the European continent by probing the Soviet Union's relationship with both eastern and western Europe.
  • Draws on archival material from Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Great Britain, and the United States.
  • Covers a number of topics of scholarly and popular interest: the history of tourism and mobility; the cultural history of international relations, specifically the Cold War; the history of the Soviet Union after Stalin.