№ 2, 2013
The paper attempts to explore the everyday gastronomic practices prevailing in the Soviet Russia as a tool providing for the socio-cultural and institutional support for the system of totalitarian social and political mobilization. On the basis of the thorough analysis of the Soviet “gastronomic project” the authors show that although many components of the project (idea of universal solidarity, change of women social status, etc.) might have looked attractive for a representative of the early industrial society, its historical task was different – it was intended to create a social mechanism for isolating an individual from other equal actors, depriving him/her of the prospect of personal autonomy and subordinating him/her to the vertical structures of totalitarian control.
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