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Russian Cultural Studies

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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

About the Author

Catriona Kelly is Reader in Russian and Fellow at New College, Oxford David Shepherd is Professor of Russian and Director of the Bakhtin Centre at the University of Sheffield


"A rich and fascinating account of Russian culture...which somehow manages to be as deep as it is broad." Graham Roberts, University of Surrey Reviewed alongside Constructing Russian Culture by the same authors: "Two wide-ranging, stimulating and hugely impressive should not underestimate the enormous and invaluable contribution this ambitious project makes to our understanding of Russia and Russian culture." Graham Roberts, University of Surrey Reviewed alongside Constructing Russian Culture by the same authors, "The two books are kind to the reader...Parts and paragraphs have got attractive and orientated titles...Many illustrations...The reviewed publication in two volumes gives a good view of the problems of Russian culture", Prof.Dr. Witold Kosny,University of Roestock

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