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Consuming Russia : popular culture, sex, and society since Gorbachev

Author: Adele Marie Barker
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1999.
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Demonstrates how the rebuilding of Russia's political and economic infrastructure has been influenced by its citizens' cultural production and consumption. This book is suitable for those engaged  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adele Marie Barker
ISBN: 0822322811 9780822322818 0822323133 9780822323136
OCLC Number: 185952345
Description: 473 s. (xiii, 473 s.) : ill.
Contents: CONTENTS Acknowledgements; List of illustrations Part I: Introduction Rereading Russia Adele Marie Barker, University of Arizona The culture farce: Theorizing the popular in the new Russia Adele Marie Barker, University of Arizona Part II: Popular culture Public Offerings: MMM and the Marketing of Melodrama Eliot Borenstein, New York University Gagarin and the Rave Kids: Transforming Power, Ideology and Aesthetics in Post-Soviet Night Life Alexei Yurchak, University of California, Berkeley Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Holy Rus and its Alternatives in Russian Rock Music Julia P. Friedman and Adam Weiner, Wellesley College Popular Children's Culture in Post-Perestroika Russia: Songs of Innocence and Experience Revisited Elizabeth Kristofovich Zelensky, Georgetown University Markets, Mirrors, and Mayhem: Aleksandra Marinina and the Rise of the New Russian Detektiv Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Barnard College In Search of an Audience: The New Russian Cinema of Reconciliation Susan Larsen, University of California, San Diego There are no Rules on Planet Russia: Post-Soviet Spectator Sport Robert Edelman, University of California, San Diego Saying "Lenin" and Meaning Party: Subversion and Laughter in Soviet and Post-Soviet Society Anna Krylova Going to the Dogs: Pet Life in the New Russia Adele Marie Barker, University of Arizona Part III: Sexualities Publicly Queer: Representations of Queer Subjects and Subjectivities in the Absence of Identity Laurie Essig Queer Performance: "Male Ballet" Tim Scholl, Oberlin College Pornography in Russia Paul W. Goldschmidt, University of Wisconsin - Platteville Part IV: Society and social artefacts Body Graphics: Tattooing the Fall of Communism Nancy Condee, University of Pittsburgh Communism as Kitsch: Soviet Symbols in Post-Soviet Society Theresa Sabonis-Chafee From the Toilet to the Museum: Memory and Metamorphosis of Soviet Trash Svetlana Boym, Harvard University Paranoid Graffiti at Execution Wall: Nationalist Interpretation of Russia's Travail John Bushnell, Northwestern University "Christianity, anti-Semitism, Nationalism": Russian Orthodoxy " in a Reborn Orthodox Russia Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, University of Wisconsin at Madison Suspending Disbelief: "Cults" and Postmodernism in Post-Soviet Russia Eliot Borenstein, New York University
Responsibility: edited by Adele Marie Barker.

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" ... this collection of essays analyses the rise of popular culture in Russia following the influx of Western influences... the book is a veritable pot-pourri of the dislocated nature of a society Read more...

 
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