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The "Invisible shining" : the cult of Mátyás Rákosi in Stalinist Hungary, 1945-1956 / Balázs Apor.

Author/Creator:
Apor, Balázs, author.
Publication:
Budapest, Hungary ; New York, New York : Central European University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (417 pages) : illustrations
Subjects:
Cults -- Political aspects -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Public opinion -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Rákosi, Mátyás, 1892-1971 -- Public opinion.
Rákosi, Mátyás, 1892-1971 -- Influence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Introduction: The Stalinist leader cult : origins, interpretations, and functions
Part I. The construction of the cult
The chronology of cult construction (1925-1953)
The institutions and agents of cult construction
"The biography is a very serious issue" : the role of biographies in constructing the Rákosi cult
"He was created by a thousand years" : nationalism and the leader cult
"Comrade Rákosi lives with us" : the visual and the spatial aspects of the Rákosi cult
Part II. Responses to the cult's expansion
"Love for Comrade Rákosi has become deeper" : the communicative influence of the cult
"Death to Uncle Rákosi!" : negative perceptions of the cult
Ignorance is bliss : popular indifference and the shortcomings of communist propaganda
Part III. The dismantling of the cult
The "new course" and the decay of the Rákosi cult, 1953-1956
The collapse of the Rákosi cult.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
963-386-193-4
OCLC:
974794892
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