Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment and Society since 1900 / Edition 1

Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment and Society since 1900 / Edition 1

by Richard Stites
     
 

This book presents a side of Russian life that is largely unknown to the West—the world of popular culture. By surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television, Richard Stites introduces the people and cultural products that are household words to the Soviet people. He demonstrates how

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This book presents a side of Russian life that is largely unknown to the West—the world of popular culture. By surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, the stage, radio and television, Richard Stites introduces the people and cultural products that are household words to the Soviet people. He demonstrates how popular culture has over the past century had more impact on the lives of Russian people and reveals more about their lives than the works of giants of high culture. Richard Stites, Professor of History at Georgetown University, is the author of several books, including Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521369862
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Russian Paperbacks Series, #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,352,828
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. In old Russia 1900–1917; 2. Revolutionary reassortment 1917–1927; 3. Stalin by starlight 1928–1941; 4. Holy War and Cold War 1941–1953; 5. Springtime for Khrushchev 1953–1964; 6. The Brezhnev culture wars 1964–1984; 7. Perestroika and the people's taste 1985; Greetings and farewell; Glossary; Bibliography; Discography; Filmography; Videography; Index.

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