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eBook Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society ePub

by Steven A. Barnes

  • ISBN: 0691151083
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Steven A. Barnes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (May 15, 2011)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1362 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1664 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag-the .

Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag-the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons-in Soviet society. In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society. Millions whom authorities deemed "reeducated" through brutal forced labor were allowed to leave.

Death and Redemption book. Millions more who "failed" never got out alive.

mass death coexisted with reeducation, redemption, and mass release. truly genocidal institution. The Gulag served many different func­ tionsÐe conomic and penalÐ and the demands of one function usually. interfered with another. This book will explore the Gulag through these contradictions. At the local level, camp authorities were forced.

In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society. Drawing on newly opened archives in Russia and Kazakhstan as well as memoirs by actual prisoners, Barnes shows how the Gulag was integral to the Soviet goal of building a utopian socialist society.

Home Browse Books Book details, Death and Redemption: The . The Gulag was a massive phenomenon.

Barnes traces the Gulag experience from its beginnings after the 1917 Russian Revolution to its decline following the 1953 death of Stalin. Understood here in its broadest sense as the entire Soviet forced labor detention system, the Gulag destroyed the lives of a large portion of the Soviet population. The overall detained population in the camps, colonies, prisons, and internal exile reached a maximum in the early 1950s well in excess of 5 million people.

Barnes's Death and Redemption performs a timely and important service. In taking on the Gulag, perhaps the nadir of the Soviet experience, without ideological rancor, Barnes has made a significant contribution to Soviet history, and provided the interested general reader with a fascinating experience. -John Bokina, European Legacy. Steven Barnes' historical study of the Gulag practices of its prisoners' 're-education' and rehabilitation is a compelling contribution to the vast and continually expanding body of scholarly literature on the Stalinist er. .

Barnes traces the Gulag experience from its beginnings after the 1917 Russian Revolution to its decline following the 1953 death of Stalin. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society. Millions whom authorities deemed reeducated through brutal forced labor were allowed to leave. Millions more who failed never got out alive.

As Steven Barnes notes in the conclusion to Death and Redemption, the Gulag was thoroughly integrated with the . Barnes's Death and Redemption focuses on the Karlag labor camp in the Kazakh SSR from the 1930s to its closure in the 1950s and beyond.

As Steven Barnes notes in the conclusion to Death and Redemption, the Gulag was thoroughly integrated with the minutiae of Soviet society, and as such touched the lives of nearly every Soviet citizen, whether directly, or through the fate of a friend, colleague, or family member" (2011:254). At its apogee in 1953, according to Jehanne Gheith and Katherine Jolluck, more than five million people were either living in the camps or exiled as part of the regime of collective labor.

Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag--the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons--in Soviet society. Soviet authorities undoubtedly had the means to exterminate all the prisoners who passed through the Gulag, but unlike the Nazis they did not conceive of their concentration camps as instruments of genocide. In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society. Millions whom authorities deemed "reeducated" through brutal forced labor were allowed to leave. Millions more who "failed" never got out alive.

Drawing on newly opened archives in Russia and Kazakhstan as well as memoirs by actual prisoners, Barnes shows how the Gulag was integral to the Soviet goal of building a utopian socialist society. He takes readers into the Gulag itself, focusing on one outpost of the Gulag system in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, a location that featured the full panoply of Soviet detention institutions. Barnes traces the Gulag experience from its beginnings after the 1917 Russian Revolution to its decline following the 1953 death of Stalin.

Death and Redemption reveals how the Gulag defined the border between those who would reenter Soviet society and those who would be excluded through death.

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Beazezius Beazezius
Professor Barnes was my Professor and taught one of the best classes I have ever taken. A genius on the topic of concentration camps, particularly the Russian ghulag. This book has specific details on the topic of ghulags that I honestly thought I'd never learn. In in depth read of an incredibly interesting topic.
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