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Criminal subculture in the gulag : prisoner society in the Stalinist labour camps, 1924-53, Mark Vincent

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Criminal subculture in the gulag : prisoner society in the Stalinist labour camps, 1924-53
Title
Criminal subculture in the gulag
Title remainder
prisoner society in the Stalinist labour camps, 1924-53
Statement of responsibility
Mark Vincent
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Language
eng
Summary
"Despite growing academic interest in the Gulag, our knowledge of the camps as a lived experience remains relatively incomplete. Criminal Subculture in the Gulag , in its sophisticated analysis of crime, punishment and everyday life in Soviet labour camps, rectifies this. From Gulag journals and song collections to tattoo drawings and dictionaries of slang, Mark Vincent draws on often-overlooked archival material from the Moscow Criminological Bureau to reconstruct a fuller picture of Gulag daily life and society. In thematic chapters, Vincent maps the Gulag 'penal arc' of prisoners across initiation tests, means of communication, the importance of card playing, punishment rituals and the notorious 1948-52 cyka ('bitches') internal prison war between military veterans and vory-v-zakone . Most importantly, this timely examination of crime and punishment in modern Russia also highlights the lines of continuity between the Gulag systems, late Imperial Katorga, and today's Russian mafia. As such, this impressively interdisciplinary volume is important reading for all scholars of 20th-century Russia as well as those interested in international criminality and penology."--
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Vincent, Mark
Dewey number
365/.4509470904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9712
LC item number
.V533 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Modern Russia
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  • Internment camps
  • Internment camps
  • Prisons
  • Prisons
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Forced labor
Label
Criminal subculture in the gulag : prisoner society in the Stalinist labour camps, 1924-53, Mark Vincent
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Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sonka G̀olden Hand'
  • Fomka Z̀higan' and the besprizorniki
  • Kostia and Murka
  • Conclusion
  • 2.
  • Etap: The shaping of prisoner relations
  • Na etap (d̀uring prisoner transportation')
  • Conclusion
  • 3.
  • Hierarchies: Arrival, socialisation and the prisoner code
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  • Hierarchies
  • Sexual order of the Gulag
  • Initiation
  • Socialisation
  • prisoner code
  • Conclusion
  • 4.
  • Communication: Tattoos and slang
  • Tattoos
  • Slang
  • Svoi vs. frayera
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Gambling: Card playing and the structuring of prisoner society
  • Kartzhnaya igra (t̀he card game')
  • Kartezhnye igry ugolovnikov (C̀ard Games of the Criminals')
  • Igrat' na pyatovo (t̀o play the fifth')
  • Card playing and the Gulag's forced sexual order
  • Conclusion
  • 6.
  • Punishment and conflict: Urka courts and the b̀itches' war'
  • evolution of the Stalinist Gulag
  • Ritual
  • Punishment
  • Suchya voina (b̀itches' war')
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue: Cult of the urka
  • Criminal subculture after the Gulag
  • Conclusions
  • Criminal subculture in Gulag memoirs
  • Criminal subculture in the Gulag, 1924-53
  • 1.
  • Criminal subculture before the Gulag
  • Vanka Kain
Control code
MSTDDA6186635
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( 241 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350142732
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.5040/9781350142756
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Criminal subculture in the gulag : prisoner society in the Stalinist labour camps, 1924-53, Mark Vincent
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sonka G̀olden Hand'
  • Fomka Z̀higan' and the besprizorniki
  • Kostia and Murka
  • Conclusion
  • 2.
  • Etap: The shaping of prisoner relations
  • Na etap (d̀uring prisoner transportation')
  • Conclusion
  • 3.
  • Hierarchies: Arrival, socialisation and the prisoner code
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Hierarchies
  • Sexual order of the Gulag
  • Initiation
  • Socialisation
  • prisoner code
  • Conclusion
  • 4.
  • Communication: Tattoos and slang
  • Tattoos
  • Slang
  • Svoi vs. frayera
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Gambling: Card playing and the structuring of prisoner society
  • Kartzhnaya igra (t̀he card game')
  • Kartezhnye igry ugolovnikov (C̀ard Games of the Criminals')
  • Igrat' na pyatovo (t̀o play the fifth')
  • Card playing and the Gulag's forced sexual order
  • Conclusion
  • 6.
  • Punishment and conflict: Urka courts and the b̀itches' war'
  • evolution of the Stalinist Gulag
  • Ritual
  • Punishment
  • Suchya voina (b̀itches' war')
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue: Cult of the urka
  • Criminal subculture after the Gulag
  • Conclusions
  • Criminal subculture in Gulag memoirs
  • Criminal subculture in the Gulag, 1924-53
  • 1.
  • Criminal subculture before the Gulag
  • Vanka Kain
Control code
MSTDDA6186635
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( 241 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350142732
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.5040/9781350142756
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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