Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War

Exploring the Second World

Editors: Babiracki, Patryk, Jersild, Austin (Eds.)

  • Includes a strong range of expert scholars on Cold War studies and Soviet politics
  • Provides a broader analysis, writing Eastern Europe into global and transnational history
  • Closely examines post-Soviet policy in relationship to a a new Cold War
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This volume examines how numerous international transfers, circulations, and exchanges shaped the world of socialism during the Cold War. Over the course of half a century, the Soviets shaped politics, values and material culture throughout the vast space of Eurasia, and foreign forces in turn often influenced Soviet policies and society. The result was the distinct and interconnected world of socialism, or the Socialist Second World. Drawing on previously unavailable archival sources and cutting-edge insights from “New Cold War” and transnational histories, the twelve contributors to this volume focus on diverse cultural and social forms of this global socialist exchange: the cults of communist leaders, literature, cinema, television, music, architecture, youth festivals, and cultural diplomacy. The book’s contributors seek to understand the forces that enabled and impeded the cultural consolidation of the Socialist Second World.  The efforts of those who created this world, and the limitations on what they could do, remain key to understanding both the outcomes of the Cold War and a recent legacy that continues to shape lives, cultures and policies in post-communist states today.

About the authors

Patryk Babiracki is an Associate Professor in Russian and East European history at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. His first monograph is Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin’s New Empire, 1943-1957 (2015). He co-edited a collection of essays entitled Cold War Crossings: Travel and Exchange Across the Soviet Bloc, 1940s-1960s (2014) and wrote several articles on transnational dimensions of Soviet and East European communisms during the Cold War.

Austin Jersild is Professor of History at Old Dominion University, USA, and the author of The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History (2014). In 2016 he was a Research Fellow at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Editors’ Introduction

    Babiracki, Patryk (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Coming to Terms with Europe: Konstantin Simonov and Oles’ Honchar’s Literary Conquest of East Central Europe at the End of World War II

    Haga, Lars Peder

    Pages 19-48

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  • The Stalin Cult and the Construction of the Second World in Hungary in the Early Cold War Years

    Apor, Balázs

    Pages 49-76

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  • Two Stairways to Socialism: Soviet Youth Activists in Polish Spaces, 1957–1964

    Babiracki, Patryk

    Pages 79-105

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  • Staging for the End of History: Avant-garde Visions at the Beginning and the End of Communism in Eastern Europe

    Crowley, David

    Pages 107-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Second World
Editors
  • Patryk Babiracki
  • Austin Jersild
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32570-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32570-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32569-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 355
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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