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Hunger and war : food provisioning in the Soviet Union during World War II / edited by Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer.

Goldman, Wendy Z., (editor.). Filtzer, Donald A., (editor.).
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Subject: World War (1939-1945)
Food supply > Soviet Union > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Food supply > Soviet Union.
Rationing > Soviet Union > History.
Hunger > Soviet Union > History.
Starvation > History.
Nutrition policy > Soviet Union > History.
Food supply > Political aspects > Soviet Union > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Soviet Union.
War and society > Soviet Union > History.
Soviet Union > Social conditions > 1917-1945.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780253017161
  • ISBN: 0253017165
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: List of terms and abbreviations -- Introduction: The politics of food and war / Donald Filtzer and Wendy Z. Goldman -- Not by bread alone : food, workers, and the state / Wendy Z. Goldman -- The state's pot and the soldier's spoon : rations (paek) in the Red Army / Brandon Schechter -- Queues, canteens, and the politics of location in diaries of the Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1942 / Alexis Peri -- Nutritional dystrophy : the science and semantics of starvation in World War II / Rebecca Manley -- Starvation mortality in Soviet home-front industrial regions during World War II / Donald Filtzer.
Scope and content: "Making use of recently released Soviet archival materials, Hunger and War investigates state food supply policy and its impact on Soviet society during World War II. It explores the role of the state in provisioning the urban population, particularly workers, with food, and in feeding the Red army; the medicalization of hunger; hunger in blockaded Leningrad; and civilian mortality from hunger and malnutrition in other home front industrial regions. New research reported here challenges and complicates many of the narratives and counter-narratives about the war. The authors engage such difficult subjects as starvation mortality, bitterness over privation and inequalities in provisioning, and conflicts among state organizations. At the same time, they recognize the considerable role played by the Soviet state in organizing supplies of food to adequately support the military effort and defense production, and in developing policies that promoted social stability amid upheaval. The book makes a significant contribution to scholarship on the Soviet population's experience of World War II as well as to studies of war and famine"--Provided by publisher.
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