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Fitzpatrick, Sheila

Works: 84 works in 523 publications in 5 languages and 20,629 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Publisher, Publishing director
Classifications: HN523, 947.084
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Most widely held works about Sheila Fitzpatrick
Most widely held works by Sheila Fitzpatrick
Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a pioneering account of everyday life under Stalin, written by one of our foremost authorities on modern Russian history. Focusing on urban areas in the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick shows that with the adoption of collectivization and the first Five-Year Plan, everyday life was utterly transformed. With the abolition of the market, shortages of food, clothing, and all kinds of consumer goods became endemic. Aspeasants fled the collectivized villages, major cities were soon in the grip of an acute housing crisis, with families jammed for decades in tiny single rooms in communal apartments, counting living space in square meters. It was a world of privation, overcrowding, endless queues, and brokenfamilies, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollowly. We read of a government bureaucracy that often turned everyday life into a nightmare, and of the ways that ordinary citizens tried to circumvent it, primarily by patronage and the ubiquitous system of personalconnections known as blat. And we read of the police surveillance that was endemic to this society, and the waves of terror like the Great Purges of 1937, that periodically cast this world into turmoil. Fitzpatrick illuminates the ways that Soviet city-dwellers coped with this world, examining suchdiverse activities as shopping, traveling, telling jokes, finding an apartment, getting an education, landing a job, cultivating patrons and connections, marrying and raising a family, writing complaints and denunciations, voting, and trying to steer clear of the secret police. Based on extensive research in Soviet archives only recently opened to historians, this superb book illuminates the ways ordinary people tried to live normal lives under extraordinary circumstances
Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on newly-opened Soviet archives, especially the letters of complaint and petition with which peasants deluged the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, Stalin's Peasants analyzes peasants' strategies of resistance and survival in the new world of the collectivized village. Stalin's Peasants is a story of struggle between peasants and Communists over the terms of collectivization. But it is also a story about the impact of collectivization on the internal social relations and culture of the village in the 1930s, exploring questions of authority, religious practice, feuds, denunciations, and rumors. For the first time, it is possible to see the real people behind the facade of the "Potemkin village" created by Soviet propagandists. In dramatic contrast to the official story of happy peasants clustered around a tractor and praising Stalin, Fitzpatrick portrays a village in which sullen peasants called collectivization a "second serfdom" and showed their resistance to the new order by working like serfs, that is, doing as little work on the collective farm as they could get away with. Far from naively venerating Stalin as "the good Tsar," these real-life peasants held Stalin personally responsible for collectivization and the famine, and hoped for his overthrow. Sheila Fitzpatrick's work is truly a landmark in Soviet studies - the first richly-documented social history of the 1930s, whose perspective "from below" sheds a new light on the whole relationship of Soviet state and society during (and indeed after) the Stalin period. Anyone interested in Soviet and Russian history, peasant studies, or social history will appreciate this major contribution to our understanding of life in Stalin's Russia
Cultural revolution in Russia, 1928-1931 by Ohio, U.S.A. Committee on research and development. Conference. 1976? U.S.A American Association For The Advancement Of Slavic Studies. Columbus( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Stalin's team : the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin's Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin were a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Drawing on extensive original research, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides the first in-depth account of this inner circle and their families, vividly describing how these dedicated comrades-in-arms not only worked closely with Stalin, whom they both feared and admired, but also constituted his social circle. Readers meet the wily security chief Beria, whom the rest of the team quickly had executed following Stalin's death; Stalin's number-two man, Molotov, who continued on the team even after his wife was arrested and exiled; the charismatic Ordzhonikidze, who ran the country's industry with entrepreneurial flair; Andreev, who traveled to provincial purges while listening to Beethoven on a portable gramophone; and Khrushchev, who finally disbanded the team four years after Stalin's death. Among the book's surprising findings is that Stalin almost always worked with the team on important issues, and after his death the team managed a brilliant transition to a reforming collective leadership. Taking readers from the cataclysms of the Great Purges and World War II to the paranoia of Stalin's final years, On Stalin's Team paints an entirely new picture of Stalin within his milieu--one that transforms our understanding of how the Soviet Union was ruled during much of its existence"--
The Commissariat of Enlightenment; Soviet organization of education and the arts under Lunacharsky, October 1917-1921 by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Lunacharsky's commissariat which ran both education and the arts in Bolshevik Russia
Education and social mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921-1934 by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a history of Soviet education policy 1921-34 that places special emphasis upon the theme of social mobility through education. One of the hitherto untold stories of Soviet history is the making of the 'Brezhnev generation', a cohort of young workers and Communists sent to higher education during the First Five-Year Plan (1928-1932) and subsequently catapulted into leadership positions in the wake of the Great Purge of 1937/38. A focal point of this book is the educational policies which not only produced the 'Brezhnev generation', but also linked Stalin's regime with the massive upward mobility of the industrializing 1930s. The book is the first comprehensive history of Soviet education in the 1920s and early 1930s, and provides a sequel to the author's highly praised Commissariat of Enlightenment. In this, as in the earlier study, the author has used Soviet archival sources not previously available to Western scholars
In the shadow of revolution : life stories of Russian women from 1917 to the second World War( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia in the era of NEP : explorations in Soviet society and culture( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural front : power and culture in revolutionary Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation When Lenin asked, "Who will beat whom?" (Kto kogo?), he had no plan to wage revolutionary class war in culture. Many young Communists thought differently, however. Seeking in the name of the proletariat to wrest "cultural hegemony" from the intelligentsia, they turned culture into a battlefield in the 1920s. But was this, as Communist militants thought, a genuine class struggle between "proletarian" Communists and the "bourgeois" intelligentsia? Or was it, as the intelligentsia believed, an onslaught by the ruling Communist Party on the eternal principles of cultural autonomy and intellectual freedom? In this volume, one of the foremost historians of the Soviet Union chronicles the fierce battle on "the cultural front" from the October Revolution through the Stalinist 1930s. Sheila Fitzpatrick brings together ten of her essays & mdash;two previously unpublished and all revised for inclusion here & mdash;which illuminate key arenas of the prolonged struggle over cultural values and institutional control. Individual essays deal with such major issues as the Cultural Revolution, the formation of the new Stalinist elite, and socialist realism, as well as recounting colorful episodes including the uproar over Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, arguments over sexual mores, and the new consumerism of the 1930s. Closely examining the cultural elites and orthodoxies that developed under Stalin, Fitzpatrick offers a provocative reinterpretation of the struggle's final outcome in which the intelligentsia, despite its loss of autonomy and the debasement of its culture, emerged as a partial victor. The Cultural Front is essential reading for anyone interested in the formative history of the Soviet Union and the dynamic relationship between culture and politics
Stalinism : new directions by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalinism is a provocative addition to the current debates related to the history of the Stalinist period of the Soviet Union. The author has collected together the newest and most exciting work by young Russian, American and European scholars, as well as some of the seminal articles that have influenced them, in an attempt to reassess this contentious subject in the light of new data and new theoretical approaches
Tear off the masks! : identity and imposture in twentieth-century Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia in the 20th century experienced two massive socio-political upheavals, in 1917 & again in 1991. This book examines the ways in which Russians created, discarded & disguised identities that would either advance their interests or place them at risk in the wake of these revolutions
A Researcher's guide to sources on Soviet social history in the 1930s( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accusatory practices : denunciation in modern European history, 1789-1989( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing the Stalin era : Sheila Fitzpatrick and Soviet historiography( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book weaves together elements of biography, historiography, and historical writing to explore the writings and legacy of Sheila Fitzpatrick, the University of Chicago's eminent scholar of Soviet history. It begins with essays that examine Fitzpatrick's contribution to her field and concludes with reminiscences about her life and career so far written by friends, family members, colleagues, and students. The heart of the book is a collection of original articles written by some of Fitzpatrick's students. These articles address subjects ranging from Kazakh resettlement under Stalin to the self-fashioning of scientists under Khrushchev, from state practices of terror to cultural and gender politics, showcasing both diverse and shared elements in the work of this scholar's protégés"--Provided by publisher
Le stalinisme au quotidien : la Russie soviétique dans les années 30 by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la vie quotidienne en Russie dans les années 30, avec l'abolition de l'économie de marché et ses conséquences : pénuries, files d'attente, promesses ..., le surpeuplement des villes dû à un problème de logement, le triomphe de la bureaucratie, le marché noir, la présence de l'Etat, l'arbitraire érigé en règle de gouvernement, les déplacements forcés de populations, les dénonciations
Mischka's war : a European odyssey of the 1940s by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a winter's day in 1943, 22-year-old Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight as he skied through Latvian woods-a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. The world was full of such atrocities, which makes Mischka's decision to escape conscription to the Waffen-SS by going on a student exchange to Germany all the more remarkable. Even more so when Mischka later discovered he was part-Jewish. But his was no ordinary life. He narrowly escaped death in the Allied fire bombing of Dresden. He then lived the precarious life of a Displaced Person in occupied Germany before heading north with the hope of crossing the border into Denmark, where he finally reunited with his mother Olga. He went on to become a member of the exceptional Heidelberg school of physics. They were both resettled in the US at the beginning of the 1950s, which is where, much later, he met, fell in love with and married Sheila Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick pieces together her late husband's story through diaries, correspondence and recollections. This is a historian's book but it's also a wife's book about her husband offering of love that is also a search for knowledge
Mischka's war : a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1943, 22-year-old Latvian Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight - a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. A few months later, escaping conscription into the Waffen-SS in Riga, Mischka entered Hitler's Reich itself on a student exchange to Germany. There, as the war drew to an end, he narrowly escaped death in the Allied fire-bombing of Dresden. As he made his escape from Hitler's Reich he fell ill and was incarcerated in hospital before finally reuniting with his resourceful mother Olga, who had made her own way out of Riga, saving some Jews along the way. The diaries, correspondence and later recollections of mother and son provide a vivid recreation of life in occupied Germany, where anxiety, fear and loss were tempered by friendship, and where the ineptitude of international and occupation bureaucracies added its own touch of black humour. Sponsored as immigrants by one of the Jews Olga had saved, they eventually reached New York in the early 1950s. As refugee experiences go, they were among the lucky ones--but even luck leaves scars. The author, who met and married Mischka forty years after these events, turns her skills as a historian and wry eye as a memoirist to telling this remarkable story."--
A spy in the archives : a memoir of Cold War Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheila Fitzpatrick was outed as a spy in a Soviet newspaper. Or at least the next thing to a spy. According to the newspaper, she was a scholar spreading disinformation, the way intelligence agents did. But Moscow in 1968 was a very different place. A memoir of life in Cold War Moscow, where everyone was obsessed by spying, and foreigners and historians were particularly suspect. The author was a postgraduate in Soviet history in 1966 when she went as an exchange student to the Soviet Union from her 'spy college' in Oxford. She draws on diaries and letters of the period to produce a lively dialogue with her younger self as well as a vivid recreation of a place, an era, and the remarkable friends she made, including an editor of the foremost 'loyal opposition' journal of the time, Novy mir
My father's daughter : memories of an Australian childhood by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does a daughter tell the story of her father? Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him. Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter. My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian."--Publisher's website
Rewolucja rosyjska by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s
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Ficpatrik, Šejla

Ficpatrik, Šejla 1941-

Fit︠s︡patrik, Sheĭla

Fitzpatrick Hugh, Sheila.

Fitzpatrick, Sheila Mary.

Fitzpatrick, Sheila Mary 1941-

Hough, Sheila Fitzpatrick

Hough, Sheila Fitzpatrick 1941-

Hugh, Sheila Fitzpatrick.

Sheila Fitzpatrick Amerikaans historica

Sheila Fitzpatrick amerikansk historikar

Sheila Fitzpatrick amerikansk historiker

Sheila Fitzpatrick historiadora estadounidense

Sheila Fitzpatrick historienne américaine

Sheila Fitzpatrick US-amerikanische Historikerin

Фицпатрик, Шейла

Фицпатрик, Шейла 1941-



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Stalin's peasants : resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivizationThe Commissariat of Enlightenment; Soviet organization of education and the arts under Lunacharsky, October 1917-1921Education and social mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921-1934In the shadow of revolution : life stories of Russian women from 1917 to the second World WarRussia in the era of NEP : explorations in Soviet society and cultureThe cultural front : power and culture in revolutionary RussiaStalinism : new directionsTear off the masks! : identity and imposture in twentieth-century Russia