And I was able to get it with those materials. It could also be a problem if Country Email List you were looking for material on the peasantry at the time of collectivization. But I did get a fair amount of material, particularly on unions and heavy industry in the late 1920s and 1930s. Country Email List What I was really looking for was to analyze and understand the processes of interaction between rank-and-file workers and management. of the companies. And I was able to get it with those materials. Country Email List At the same time, I discovered that I was interested in the question.
Of upward social mobility. When Country Email List I first worked on education around Lunacharsky, it Country Email List became clear to me that the question of giving "preference to the proletarians" figured very prominently and no one had a theoretical framework in which to place this question. What the Country Email List Soviets were saying was that they were empowering the working class through the party. But what they were actually doing, and one that had some resonance with real workers, was offering upward mobility opportunities to workers, but especially to their children. They gave them preference in admission to higher education, for example. I thought that it was a really interesting phenomenon and that it was worth studying it, and that it was feasi.ble to do it despite the limitations.
Of access to the archives. The Soviets, of course, would have rejected the Country Email List term "upward social mobility." They did not recognize that notion, and would surely not have been comfortable with that interpretation of "proletarian preference rules." However, they had their own approach which their historians called "the formation of the Soviet intelligentsia ." Country Email List Now, the "formation of the Soviet intelligentsia " means, among other things, the social advancement of people of worker and peasant origin. Therefore, under that heading of formation of the Soviet intelligentsia I Country Email List was able to get archival material on upward social mobility.