Constructing Russian Culture in the Age of Revolution: 1881-1940

Constructing Russian Culture in the Age of Revolution: 1881-1940

by Catriona Kelly
     
 


This collection offers a pioneering new account of the relationship between literature and other cultural forms in Late Imperial Russia and Revolutionary Russia. The contributors here recontextualize Russian literature, and rethink the relations between literature and other cultural forms. The book examines a number of, in Bourdieu's term, "cultural fields" in… See more details below

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This collection offers a pioneering new account of the relationship between literature and other cultural forms in Late Imperial Russia and Revolutionary Russia. The contributors here recontextualize Russian literature, and rethink the relations between literature and other cultural forms. The book examines a number of, in Bourdieu's term, "cultural fields" in late Imperial Russia: science and objectivity, national and personal identity, and consumerism and commercial culture. Including contributions from leading specialists in Russian literature, cultural history, and cultural theory, this stimulating, original, and controversial book will be a vital resource for all those interested in Russian culture during "the age of Revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198742357
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1670L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

David Shepherd is Professor of Russian, founder and Director of the Bakhtin Centre, University of Sheffield

Catriona Kelly is University Lecturer in Russian and Fellow at New College, Oxford

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Literature, History, Culture
PART I: PROLOGUE: KEY CONCEPTS BEFORE 1881
'Lichnost': Notions of Individual Identity before 1881; Obshchestvennost' Sobornost' : Collective Identities before 1881; Narodnost' : Notions of National Identity before 1881; Literaturnost' : Literature and the Marketplace before 1881
PART II: CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN IMPERIAL RUSSIA
Chapter 1: The Objective Eye and the Common Good Chapter 2: Commercial Culture and Consumerism in Late Imperial Russia Chapter 3: Collapse and Creation: Issues of Identity and the Russian fin de siècle
PART III: EPILOGUE: CONSTRUCTING A NEW RUSSIA
Change and Continuity in the Aftermath of Revolution; Introduction: Iconoclasm and Commemorating the Past; New Boundaries for the 'Common Good': Science, Philanthropy, and Objectivity in Soviet Russia; Programmes for Identity: The 'New Man' and the 'New Woman'; Directed Desires: Kul'turnost' and Consumption in Post- Revolutionary Russia; Conclusion: From 'Russian Empire' to ' Soviet Union'
APPENDICES
ANALYTICAL INDEX OF NAMES AND PLACES
SUBJECT INDEX

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