Reinventing The Soviet Self

Reinventing The Soviet Self

by Jennifer Turpin
     
 

This work is a study of the role of mass media in political change, specifically the recent changes in the Soviet Union. The output of publications by the USSR to various constituents is analyzed for content and direction. The use of the media to define the new Russia is shown. Those involved in Russian studies, media studies, international studies, and similar

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Overview

This work is a study of the role of mass media in political change, specifically the recent changes in the Soviet Union. The output of publications by the USSR to various constituents is analyzed for content and direction. The use of the media to define the new Russia is shown. Those involved in Russian studies, media studies, international studies, and similar fields should be interested in this work.

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After an introduction to media theory and analysis, Turpin (sociology, women's studies, U. of San Francisco) analyzes Soviet propaganda intended for Western readers, the images it portrays, and how they relate to the social-political circumstances in the mid to late 1980s. She compares Novasti Press Agency's publications under Soviet leaders Brezhnev and Gorbachev, and reveals the process of change in the media that reflects the changes in Soviet society and international politics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275950439
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1995
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JENNIFER TURPIN is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the coordinator of the Women's Studies Program at the University of San Francisco./e She has been active in teaching, researching, and writing about peace, Russian society, media, and social change.

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