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Author Kalinovsky, Artemy M., author. Author.

Title Laboratory of socialist development : Cold War politics and decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan / Artemy M. Kalinovsky.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Tajikistan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Economic development -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
Communism and society -- History -- 20th century.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
Central-local government relations -- Tajikistan -- History -- 20th century.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kalinovsky, Artemy M. Laboratory of socialist development : Cold War politics and decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan. Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018 9781501715563 (DLC) 2017056273 (OCoLC)1008765667
ISBN 9781501715587 (electronic book)
1501715585 (electronic book)