The Red Stuff: A History of the Public and Material Culture of Early Human Spaceflight in the U.S.S.R.

The Red Stuff: A History of the Public and Material Culture of Early Human Spaceflight in the U.S.S.R.

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When the Soviet Union went into indisputable decline and dissolved, every aspect of Soviet history was subject to harsh reevaluation. The vaulted legacy of World War II crumbled. At the time, it seemed as though the legacy of spaceflight, especially those early gains at the beginning of the decade, would be immune to the hotly contested criticism that savaged commemorations of the Great Patriotic War. The generation that came of age during the early 1960s had warm memories of the time as a unique period of hopefulness. Upon closer examination, however, the literature and films of contemporary Russia that examined this period cast a bittersweet light on the era.The first examples of these new celebrations and events focused on 5 Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (New York: Vintage Books, 1992). Eric Hobsbawm, aquot;Introduction: Inventing Tradition, aquot; in The Inventionanbsp;...


Title:The Red Stuff: A History of the Public and Material Culture of Early Human Spaceflight in the U.S.S.R.
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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