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Title The Vernaculars of Communism : Language, Ideology and Power in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe / edited by Petre Petrov and Lara Ryazanova-Clarke
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Series Routledge studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe ; 21
Routledge studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe ; 21
Contents pt. 1. Language regimes of Stalinism -- pt. 2. Negotiating codes of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe -- pt. 3. Soviet vernaculars after Communism
Summary "The political revolutions which established state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were accompanied by revolutions in the word, as the communist project implied not only remaking the world but also renaming it. As new institutions, social roles, rituals and behaviours emerged, so did language practices that designated, articulated and performed these phenomena. This book examines the use of communist language in the Stalinist and post-Stalinist periods. It goes beyond characterising this linguistic variety as crude 'newspeak, ' showing how official language was much more complex--the medium through which important political-ideological messages were elaborated, transmitted and also contested, revealing contradictions, discursive cleavages and performative variations. The book examines the subject comparatively across a range of East European countries besides the Soviet Union, and draws on perspectives from a range of scholarly disciplines--sociolinguistics, anthropology, literary and cultural studies, historiography, and translation studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communism and linguistics -- Europe, Eastern -- History
Communism and linguistics -- Soviet Union -- History
Communism -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History
Communism -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Language policy -- Europe, Eastern -- History
Language policy -- Soviet Union -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- Europe, Eastern -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- Soviet Union -- History
Communism and linguistics.
Communism -- Social aspects.
Language policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Politics and government
Power (Social sciences)
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government.
Eastern Europe.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Petrov, Petre, editor.
Ryazanova-Clarke, Larissa, 1957- editor.
ISBN 0815367368