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The Resource Club Red : vacation travel and the Soviet dream, Diane P. Koenker

Club Red : vacation travel and the Soviet dream, Diane P. Koenker

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Club Red : vacation travel and the Soviet dream
Title
Club Red
Title remainder
vacation travel and the Soviet dream
Statement of responsibility
Diane P. Koenker
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Language
eng
Summary
The Bolsheviks took power in Russia 1917 armed with an ideology centered on the power of the worker. From the beginning, however, Soviet leaders also realized the need for rest and leisure within the new proletarian society and over subsequent decades struggled to reconcile the concept of leisure with the doctrine of communism, addressing such fundamental concerns as what the purpose of leisure should be in a workers' state and how socialist vacations should differ from those enjoyed by the capitalist bourgeoisie. In Club Red, Diane P. Koenker offers a sweeping and insightful history of Soviet vacationing and tourism from the Revolution through perestroika. She shows that from the outset, the regime insisted that the value of tourism and vacation time was strictly utilitarian. Throughout the 1920s and '30s, the emphasis was on providing the workers access to the "repair shops" of the nation's sanatoria or to the invigorating journeys by foot, bicycle, skis, or horseback that were the stuff of "proletarian tourism." Both the sedentary vacation and tourism were part of the regime's effort to transform the poor and often illiterate citizenry into new Soviet men and women. Koenker emphasizes a distinctive blend of purpose and pleasure in Soviet vacation policy and practice and explores a fundamental paradox: a state committed to the idea of the collective found itself promoting a vacation policy that increasingly encouraged and then had to respond to individual autonomy and selfhood. The history of Soviet tourism and vacations tells a story of freely chosen mobility that was enabled and subsidized by the state. While Koenker focuses primarily on Soviet domestic vacation travel, she also notes the decisive impact of travel abroad (mostly to other socialist countries), which shaped new worldviews, created new consumer desires, and transformed Soviet vacation practices
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YDXCP
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1947-
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Koenker, Diane
Dewey number
914.704/84
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
G155.R8
LC item number
K78 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Tourism
  • Vacations
  • Socialism and culture
  • Culture and tourism
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY
  • TRAVEL
  • Culture and tourism
  • Manners and customs
  • Socialism and culture
  • Tourism
  • Soviet Union
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Club Red : vacation travel and the Soviet dream, Diane P. Koenker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : vacations, tourism, and the paradoxes of Soviet culture -- Mending the human motor -- Proletarian tourism : the best form of rest -- The proletarian tourist in the 1930s : seeking the good life on the road -- Restoring vacations after the war -- From treatment to vacation : the post-Stalin consumer regime -- Post-proletarian tourism : the new Soviet person takes to the road -- The modernization of Soviet tourism -- Conclusion : Soviet vacations and the modern world
Control code
842209624
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467738
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467738
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr8v3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842209624
Label
Club Red : vacation travel and the Soviet dream, Diane P. Koenker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : vacations, tourism, and the paradoxes of Soviet culture -- Mending the human motor -- Proletarian tourism : the best form of rest -- The proletarian tourist in the 1930s : seeking the good life on the road -- Restoring vacations after the war -- From treatment to vacation : the post-Stalin consumer regime -- Post-proletarian tourism : the new Soviet person takes to the road -- The modernization of Soviet tourism -- Conclusion : Soviet vacations and the modern world
Control code
842209624
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467738
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467738
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr8v3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842209624

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