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Overkill : sex and violence in contemporary Russian popular culture

Author: Eliot Borenstein
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Series: Culture and society after socialism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Perestroika and the end of the Soviet Union transformed every aspect of life in Russia, and as hope began to give way to pessimism, popular culture came to reflect the anxiety and despair felt by many Russians. In 'Overkill' Borenstein explores the lurid and often-disturbing landscape of modern Russian popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007028831
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eliot Borenstein
ISBN: 9780801463457 0801463459 9780801463457 0801474035 9780801474033
OCLC Number: 961518139
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Sla.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 265 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: About that : sex and its metaphors --
Stripping the nation bare : pornography as politics --
Pimping the motherland : Russia bought and sold --
To be continued : death and the art of serial storytelling --
Women who run with the wolves --
Men of action : heroic melodrama and the passion of Mad Dog --
Overkill : bespredel and gratuitous violence --
Conclusion : someone like Putinches.
Series Title: Culture and society after socialism.
Other Titles: Sex and violence in contemporary Russian popular culture
Responsibility: Eliot Borensteinches.

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Perestroika and the end of the Soviet Union transformed every aspect of life in Russia, and as hope began to give way to pessimism, popular culture came to reflect the anxiety and despair felt by many Russians. In 'Overkill' Borenstein explores the lurid and often-disturbing landscape of modern Russian popular culture.

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