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Title: Weightlifting in the USSR and CIS 1917-1992 : an examination of some of the historical, social and political aspects of the sport of weightlifting in the USSR and CIS
Author: Bryce, William Jeffrey
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 1993
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Even the most detailed and wide- ranging study of the Soviet Union can only hope to reveal the most partial and incomplete understanding of its social structure and character. As a consequence of this, two different approaches to the study of this huge subject can be, and have been, adopted. The first method is to take a bird's eye view, overlooking large areas of social activity, and attempting to trace the inter-relationships on the large scale. The alternative is to take a small area of social relations, and to understand the society from the details of that single activity or limited range of activities. These approaches are not mutually exclusive: indeed, if a student is to claim with any real substance an understanding of Soviet society, then both methods must be utilized, to complement one another. By combining both methods an attempt can be made at improving and expanding the understanding of any society, and in particular that of the Soviet Union.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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