Cultures in Flux: Lower-Class Values, Practices, and Resistance in Late Imperial Russia / Edition 1

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This collection of essays examines the dynamic cultural world of Russia's lower classes during the last decades of the prerevolutionary order.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691001067
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 7/5/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 Death Ritual among Russian and Ukrainian Peasants: Linkages between the Living and the Dead 11
2 Women, Men, and the Languages of Peasant Resistance, 1870-1907 34
3 Peasant Popular Culture and the Origins of Soviet Authoritarianism 54
4 Confronting the Domestic Other: Rural Popular Culture and Its Enemies in Fin-de-Siecle Russia 74
5 Death of the Folk Song? 108
6 Shows for the People: Public Amusement Parks in Nineteenth-Century St. Petersburg 121
7 For Tsar and Fatherland? Russian Popular Culture and the First World War 131
8 The Penny Press and Its Readers 147
9 Worker-Authors and the Cult of the Person 168
10 Culture Besieged: Hooliganism and Futurism 185
Select Bibliography 205
Index 211
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