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Americans Experience Russia : Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present.

Author: Choi Chatterjee; Beth Holmgren
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge studies in cultural history.
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Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can be found, none has yet examined how Americans' encounters with Russian/Soviet society shaped their representations of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Choi Chatterjee; Beth Holmgren
ISBN: 9781136177231 113617723X
OCLC Number: 823390354
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages).
Contents: Introduction. Choi Chatterjee, Beth Holmgren 1. Studying Our Nearest Oriental Neighbor: American Scholars and Late Imperial Russia David C. Engerman Part I: Inside Stories: Utopia, Bohemia, Crucible 2. Hallie Flanagan and the Soviet Union: New Heaven, New Earth, New Theater Lynn Mally 3. Kennan Encounters Russia, 1933-37 Frank Costigliola 4. Constructing a Cold War Epic: Harrison Salisbury and the Siege of Leningrad Lisa A. Kirschenbaum Part II: Our Popular Russian Romance 5. The Russian Romance in American Popular Culture, 1890-1939 Choi Chatterjee 6. Russia on Their Mind: How Hollywood Pictured the Soviet Front Beth Holmgren Part III: Conspicuous Consumers: Ambassadors and Donors 7. Another Mission to Moscow: Ida Rosenthal and Consumer Dreams Emily S. Rosenberg 8. The Moscow Correspondents, Soviet Human Rights Activists, and the Problem of the Western Gift Barbara Walker Part IV: Americans in the Russian Mirror 9. Interviewing Village Mothers--With Help from My Friends David L. Ransel 10. Fear, Affluence, and the Great Plutonium Extravaganza Kate Brown Part V: Living Across Cultures 11. An Interview with Marina Goldovskaya, a "Russian-American" Filmmaker Marina Goldovskaya with Choi Chatterjee and Beth Holmgren 12. The Search for What Might be True: Thoughts from Inside an Era of Change John Freedman Notes Notes on Contributors Index
Series Title: Routledge studies in cultural history.

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Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can be found, none has yet examined how Americans' encounters with Russian/Soviet society shaped their representations of a Russian/Soviet 'other' and its relationship with an American 'west.' The essays in this volume critically engage with postcolonial theories which posit tha.

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