Russian Reading Revolution / Edition 1

Russian Reading Revolution / Edition 1

by Stephen Lovell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312226012

ISBN-13: 9780312226015

Pub. Date: 02/24/2000

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Of all Soviet cultural myths, none was more resilient than the belief that the USSR had the world's greatest readers. This book explains how the "Russian reading myth" took hold in the 1920s and 1930s, how it was supported by a monopolistic and homogenizing system of book production and distribution, and how it was challenged in the post-Stalin era: first, by

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Overview

Of all Soviet cultural myths, none was more resilient than the belief that the USSR had the world's greatest readers. This book explains how the "Russian reading myth" took hold in the 1920s and 1930s, how it was supported by a monopolistic and homogenizing system of book production and distribution, and how it was challenged in the post-Stalin era: first, by the latent expansion and differentiation of the reading public, and then, more dramatically, by the economic and cultural changes of the 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312226015
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/24/2000
Series:
Studies in Russian and East European History and Society Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Russia's Reading Myth
• The Creation of the Soviet Reader
• The Arrival of the New Reader: The Post-Stalin Period
• Reading Revitalized? The Perestroika Project and Its Aftermath
• The Periodical Press: Background and Case Studies
• Reading in Post-Soviet Russia
• Conclusion

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