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Author Kalinovsky, Artemy M., author

Title Laboratory of socialist development : Cold War politics and decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan / Artemy M. Kalinovsky
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages)
Contents Introduction : with dreams begin responsibilities -- Decolonization, de-Stalinization, and development -- Ayni's children : the making of a Tajik professional elite after Stalin -- The object of development : Central Asian social scientists and the meaning of equality, prosperity, and progress -- The hiding hand : planning, improvization, and the building of the Nurek Dam -- City you can write about : internationalism, social welfare, and urban utopia in Nurek -- Shepherds into builders : making the new Tajik man and woman -- Tractors, power lines, and the welfare state : the contradictions of the cotton economy and technological innovation -- A torch lighting the way to progress and civilization : Soviet Central Asia as a model of development -- Rethinking development in the era of glasnost : environmentalism, nationalism, and protest -- Conclusion : a dream deferred
Summary "Focusing on the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, this book places the Soviet development of Central Asia, and the Soviet hope for communism's bringing prosperity to a supposedly backward area, in global context"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 09, 2018)
Subject Central-local government relations -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century
Communism and society -- History -- 20th century
Economic development -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century
Central-local government relations.
Communism and society.
Economic development.
Elite (Social sciences)
HISTORY -- Asia -- Central Asia.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Politics and government.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985
Tajikistan -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017057140
ISBN 1501715585 (electronic book)
9781501715587 (electronic book)