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Imagining the West in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Author: György Péteri
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2010.
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.; Kritika historical studies.
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In this volume, international writers explore conceptualizations of what defined "East" and "West" in Eastern Europe, imperial Russia, and the Soviet Union in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors analyze the effects of transnational interactions on ideology, politics, and cultural production, and reveal that the roots of an East-West cultural divide existed long before socialism and the Cold  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: György Péteri
ISBN: 9780822961253 0822961253
OCLC Number: 617508603
Description: vi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The oblique coordinate systems of modern identity / György Péteri --
Were the Czechs more Western than Slavic? Nineteenth-century travel literature from Russia by disillusioned Czechs / Karen Gammelgaard --
Privileged origins : "national models" and reforms of public health in interwar Hungary / Erik Ingebrigtsen --
Defending children's rights, "in defense of peace" : children and Soviet cultural diplomacy / Catriona Kelly --
East as true West : redeeming bourgeois culture, from socialist realism to Ostalgie / Greg Castillo --
Paris or Moscow? Warsaw architects and the image of the modern city in the 1950s / David Crowley --
Imagining Richard Wagner : the Janus head of a divided nation / Elaine Kelly --
From Iron Curtain to silver screen : imagining the West in the Khrushchev era / Anne E. Gorsuch --
Mirror, mirror, on the wall --
is the West the fairest of them all? Czechoslovak normalization and its (dis)contents / Paulina Bren --
Who will beat whom? Soviet popular reception of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959 / Susan E. Reid --
Moscow human rights defenders look West : attitudes toward U.S. journalists in the 1960s and 1970s / Barbara Walker --
Conclusion: Transnational history and the East-West divide / Michael David-Fox.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.; Kritika historical studies.
Responsibility: edited by György Péteri.

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