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Becoming Teodor

By Teodor Shanin

Category Cultural Studies, Anthropology and Sociology Biographies 

About Becoming Teodor

Teodor Shanin OBE, born in Poland in 1930 and exiled to Siberia as a boy of 11, became an acclaimed sociologist who lived and worked mainly in Palestine, Russia and England, where he moved in 1963, and pioneered the study of Russian peasantry in the West. Fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew, during his years in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union he founded the Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences. For many
years he was Professor Emeritus in Sociology of the University of Manchester, where he specialised in peasant studies and gained a large and devoted student following. Professor Shanin completed this autobiography shortly before his death in 2020, and it has been prepared for publication by Shulamit Ramon, Professor of Social Inclusion and Wellbeing at the University of Hertfordshire
and Professor Shanin’s partner for 50 years.

About Teodore Shanin

Teodor Shanin co-founded the scientific research and direction of peasant studies, participated in the political life of several countries and developed interdisciplinary approaches to the study of myriad social problems.
The works of Theodor Shanin influenced research in the field of historical sociology and understanding of the life of peasants in Russia and other countries. Politically, Theodore was left-wing and devoted several studies to Marxism and the Russian Revolution. He was an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester. In 1995, Theodor, together with his colleagues, opened the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSHSEN), of which he was rector until 2007. Then he became its President.

Published: 01 November 2023 Pages: 84 ISBN: 978-1-7398645-7-6 Size: 5’’ x 8’’ / 12.7cm x20cm Price: £10.00 Format: Paperback

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