By James T. Andrews
“A ebook like no different in Russian reviews. Andrews has made an enormous contribution to our knowing of Russia and where of technology in its culture.”--Loren Graham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Loren Graham, Massachusetts Institute of know-how )
About the Author
JAMES T. ANDREWS acquired his Ph.D. on the college of Chicago. He has taught as a traveling professor at a number of educational associations, together with the collage of Texas at Austin, and has been affiliated as a senior learn go together with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of the historical past of technological know-how and know-how in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He presently is an affiliate professor of contemporary Russian heritage at Iowa nation collage in Ames.
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Russian professors used these new popular journals and societies as media to popularize scientiﬁc and technical knowledge. At the turn of the twentieth century popular science information would become more oriented toward the consumer market. In the second half of the nineteenth century, however, Russian popularizers still had an enlightened mission, as they had during the earlier periods of the eighteenth century. More than any other organizations, scientiﬁc societies utilized popularization to broaden public culture and to urge voluntary association with that effort.
Over the course of the year, memberships dropped from 849 to 639. Furthermore, the society calculated that approximately 350 members did not pay their dues in full for 1924. The society believed this would not affect the work of the organization. They stressed that only a small number of the more active members would actually leave the society. 15 The effect of the NEP, therefore, did not necessarily mean that the state would abandon voluntary scientiﬁc organizations in Russia. Furthermore, some continuity remained with the earlier period of 1917 to 1920.
In a November 1921 memorandum to all members in the society’s journal, the director of the society stated that it was necessary to increase the membership fees and asked for donations from individual members. The government subsidy, for the most part, paid for the publication of the journal and support of staff workers. 13 However, even under the NEP, government subsidies were responsible for the vast majority of the operating funds of the Russian Society of Amateur Investigators of the Natural World.
Science for the Masses: The Bolshevik State, Public Science, and the Popular Imagination in Soviet Russia, 1917-1934 (Eastern European Studies Number Twenty-Two) by James T. Andrews