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

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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...

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Overview

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."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198742364
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/14/1998
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Translation and Transliteration
Introduction: Literature, History, Culture 1
Prologue: Key Concepts Before 1881 11
Lichnost: Notions of Individual Identity 13
Obshchestvennost, Sobornost: Collective Identities 26
Narodnost: Notions of National Identity 28
Literaturnost: Literature and the Market-place 37
Cultural Transformation in Late Imperial Russia 55
1 The Objective Eye and the Common Good 57
2 Commercial Culture and Consumerism 106
3 Collapse and Creation: Issues of Identity and the Russian 165
Epilogue: Constructing a New Russia: Change and Continuity in the Aftermath of Revolution 225
Introduction: Iconoclasm and Commemorating the Past 227
New Boundaries for the Common Good: Science, Philanthropy, and Objectivity in Soviet Russia 238
Programmes for Identity: The 'New Man' and the 'New Woman' 256
Directed Desires: Kul turnost and Consumption 291
Conclusion: From 'Russian Empire' to 'Soviet Union' 314
Index 331
Analytical Index of Names and Places 348
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