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Stalinist Science
Nikolai Krementsov

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES ix
PREFACE xi
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS xv
INTRODUCTION 3
PART I THE MAKING OF STALINIST SCIENCE 11
CHAPTER 1 Russian Science in Transition, 1890-1929 13
Science in the Russian Empire, 1890-1917 13
Russian Science and the Bolsheviks, 1917-1929 16
CHAPTER 2 The Stalinization of Russian Science, 1929-1939 31
The Control Apparatus 32
The Mobilization of Science 36
The Politicization of Professional Culture 45
CHAPTER 3 Stalinist Science in Action: The Case of Genetics 54
Genetics as a Stalinist Science 55
Scientists and the Party 61
Let Philosophy Judge 71
Principles of Operation 80
KEY EVENTS, 1917-1939 84
PART II STALINIST SCIENCE IN THE 1940S 93
CHAPTER 4 World War II and the Sweet Fruits of Victory 95
War and the Scientific Community 96
Genetics: The Home Front 105
A "Second Front" 115
CHAPTER 5 On the Threshold of the Cold War, 1946-1947129
The Kliueva-Roskin Affair 131
The Zhebrak Affair 143
For Soviet Creative Darwinism 149
CHAPTER 6 The Fateful Year: 1948 158
Lysenko and Stalin 159
Ten Words That Shook the World 169
For the Complete Domination of Michurinist Biology 174
Soviet Science versus Western Science 179
KEY EVENTS, 1941-1953 184
PART III THE CONSOLIDATION OF STALINIST SCIENCE 191
CHAPTER 7 Talking the Talk: Ritual and Rhetoric 193
The Rites of Autumn 194
"Politically Correct" Science 215
The Dialectics of Symbiosis 225
CHAPTER 8 Walking the Walk: Education versus Research 227
Education: The Ways of Bureaucracy 228
Research: The Games Scientists Played 239
Words and Deeds 249
CHAPTER 9 The Realities of Stalinist Science: Careerism and Institutional Rivalry 254
Roles, Careers, and Institutions 255
Playing with Pavlov 260
Playing with the Atom 275
Stalinist Science: The General and the Particular 280
CONCLUSION 287
APPENDIX A Stalinist Scientific "Newspeak": A Glossary 293
APPENDIX B Key Figures 300
NOTES 307
NAME INDEX 359
SUBJECT INDEX 365
FIGURES AND TABLES

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