Russian Cultural Studies: An Introduction / Edition 1

Russian Cultural Studies: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Catriona Kelly
     
 

In a wide-ranging account of a variety of cultural forms and sites of cultural production—such as literature, cinema, radio, TV, the visual arts, journalism, advertising and consumerism, music, theatre, the Church—this groundbreaking book gives unprecedented prominence to the processes of cultural reception in the USSR and post-communist Russia. Including

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In a wide-ranging account of a variety of cultural forms and sites of cultural production—such as literature, cinema, radio, TV, the visual arts, journalism, advertising and consumerism, music, theatre, the Church—this groundbreaking book gives unprecedented prominence to the processes of cultural reception in the USSR and post-communist Russia. Including essays by an international roster of specialists, the volume spotlights the role that images of national identity, gender politics, and youth culture have played in the formation of cultural forms. In this regard, the interaction of Russia's public and private consciousness is also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198715115
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Cultural Studies?
PART I: The Politics of Literature
2. "Revolutionary" Models for High Literature: Resisting Poetics
3. Culture and Crisis: The Intelligentsia and Literature After 1953
Suggested Further Reading
PART II: Theatre, Music, Visual Arts
4. Performing Culture: Theatre
5. Music in the Socialist State
6. Soviet Music after the Death of Stalin: The Legacy of Shostakovich
7. Building a New Reality: The Visual Arts, 1921-53
8. The Art of the Political Poster
Suggested Further Reading
PART III: Cinema, Media, The Russian Consumer
9. Cinema
10. The Media as Social Engineer
11. Creating a Consumer: Advertising and Commercialisation
Suggested Further Reading
PART IV: Identities: Populism, Religion, Emigration
12. The Retreat from Dogmatism: Populism Under Krushchev and Brezhnev
13. Religion and Orthodoxy
14. Russian Culture and Emigration, 1921-53
Suggested Further Reading
PART V: Sexuality, Gender, Youth Culture
15. Sexuality
16. Gender Angst in Russian Society and Cinema in the Post-Stalin Era
17. "The Future is Ours": Youth Culture in Russia, 1953 to the Present
Suggested Further Reading
Conclusion: Towards Post-Soviet Pluralism? Postmodernism and Beyond
Chronology of Events from 1861
Analytical Index of Names and Places
Subject Index

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