"In contrast to Western rationalities of biopolitics, Soviet biopolitics was oriented less towards protecting life than towards transforming it in accordance with the communist ideal. In this book, Sergei Prozorov traces the emergence of the Soviet biopolitical project during the period of the Great Break (1928-32) and its subsequent modifications during High Stalinism. He then relocates the question of biopolitics down to the level of the subject, tracing the way the 'new Soviet person' was to be produced in governmental practices and the role violence and terror played in this construction."
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