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Fitzpatrick, Sheila

Works: 69 works in 373 publications in 7 languages and 16,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Sources  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Publishing director
Classifications: HN523, 947.084
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Most widely held works about Sheila Fitzpatrick
Most widely held works by Sheila Fitzpatrick
The Russian Revolution by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work looks at the many upheavals of the Russian Revolution as successive stages in a single process. Focusing on the Russian Revolution in its widest sense, the author covers not only the events of 1917 and what preceded them, but the nature of the social transformation brought about by the Bolsheviks after they took power. Making use of a huge amount of previously secret information in Soviet archives and unpublished memoirs, this detailed chronology recounts each monumental event from the February and October Revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War of 1918-1920, through the New Economic Policy of 1921 and the 1929 First Five-Year Plan, to Stalin's "revolution from above" at the end of the 1920s and the Great Purge of the late 1930s. This study makes comprehensible the complex events of the revolution
Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930s by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,217 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. It was a world of privation, overcrowding, endless queues, and broken families, in which the regime's promises of future socialist abundance rang hollow. 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 personal connections known as blat. And we read of the police surveillance that was ubiquitous 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 such diverse 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
Stalin's peasants resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivization by Sheila Fitzpatrick( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,986 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
Stalinism new directions by Sheila Fitzpatrick( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalinism is a controversial new addition to the current debates about the history of the Stalinist period. Collected together are not only the classics of the revisionist period but also new work by young scholars
Cultural revolution in Russia, 1928-1931 by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commissariat of Enlightenment; Soviet organization of education and the arts under Lunacharsky, October 1917-1921 by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Lunacharsky's commissariat which ran both education and the arts in Bolshevik Russia
The cultural front : power and culture in revolutionary Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 678 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—two previously unpublished and all revised for inclusion here—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
Beyond totalitarianism : Stalinism and Nazism compared by Michael Geyer( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In essays written jointly by specialists on Soviet and German history, the contributors to this book rethink and rework the nature of Stalinism and Nazism and establish a new methodology for viewing their histories that goes well beyond the now-outdated twentieth-century models of totalitarianism, ideology, and personality. Doing the labor of comparison gives us the means to ascertain the historicity of the two extraordinary regimes and the wreckage they have left."--Jacket
Education and social mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921-1934 by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of revolution : life stories of Russian women from 1917 to the second World War( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tear off the masks! : identity and imposture in twentieth-century Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 540 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
Sedition everyday resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attitudes of disgruntled common citizens become clear in these documents. Politically unsophisticated, unimpressed by the liberal-minded intelligentsia, resentful that Soviet goods were being exported while people at home were deprived and hungry, the everyday critics were sometimes caught in acts of "sedition." Their crimes were cursing their bosses, desecrating symbols of Soviet power, penning anonymous letters and leaflets, writing naive anti-Soviet treatises, and joining proto-political organizations. This book covers the gamut, from the death of Stalin to elections to individual and group acts of defiance. --Book Jacket
A Researcher's guide to sources on Soviet social history in the 1930s( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 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
Accusatory practices : denunciation in modern European history, 1789-1989( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 89 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
Against the grain : Brian Fitzpatrick and Manning Clark in Australian history and politics( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Against the Grain' examines the dual careers of Brian Fitzpatrick and Manning Clark and shows the political and personal difficulties that beset them both during their careers. Fitzpatrick was the older by a full decade, born in 1905 and raised in the lower middle-class suburb of Moonee Ponds. From the local state school and Essendon High he won a scholarship to The University of Melbourne and a further residential scholarship to Trinity College. While here, he became active in student life and helped found both the Labour Club and the student newspaper, Farrago. This was perhaps an outlet for his rebellious spirit
Culture et révolution( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in French and Miscellaneous languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political tourists : travellers from Australia to the Soviet Union in the 1920s-1940s( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of essays about prominent Australians who travelled to the Soviet Union in the early twentieth century."--Provided by publisher
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Alternative Names
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.

Фицпатрик, Шейла

Фицпатрик, Шейла, 1941-

Everyday Stalinism : ordinary life in extraordinary times : Soviet Russia in the 1930sStalin's peasants resistance and survival in the Russian village after collectivizationStalinism new directionsThe Commissariat of Enlightenment; Soviet organization of education and the arts under Lunacharsky, October 1917-1921The cultural front : power and culture in revolutionary RussiaBeyond totalitarianism : Stalinism and Nazism comparedEducation and social mobility in the Soviet Union, 1921-1934In the shadow of revolution : life stories of Russian women from 1917 to the second World War