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Soviet and post-Soviet identities

Author: Mark Bassin; Catriona Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"Since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, questions of identity have dominated the culture not only of Russia, but of all the countries of the former Soviet bloc. This timely collection examines the ways in which cultural activities such as fiction, TV, cinema, architecture and exhibitions have addressed these questions and also describes other cultural flashpoints, from attitudes to language to the use of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bassin; Catriona Kelly
ISBN: 9781107011175 1107011175
OCLC Number: 757133369
Description: xiii, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The Status of National Identity: Introduction: national subjects / Mark Bassin and Catriona Kelly; 1. The contradictions of identity: being Soviet and national in the USSR and after / Ronald Grigor Suny; 2. Tales told by nationalists / Nancy Condee --
Part II. Institutions of National Identity: 3. National identity through visions of the past: contemporary Russian cinema / Birgit Beumers; 4. Archaizing culture: the Museum of Ethnography / Dmitry Baranov; 5. Rituals of identity: the Soviet passport / Albert Baiburin --
Part III. Myths of National Identity: 6. 'If the war comes tomorrow': patriotic education in Soviet and post-Soviet primary school / Vitaly Bezrogov; 7. Conquering space: the cult of Yuri Gagarin / Andrew Jenks; 8. Nation-construction in post-Soviet Central Asia / Sergei Abashin --
Part IV. Spaces of National Identity: 9. Soviet and post-Soviet Moscow: literary reality or nightmare? / Dina Khapaeva; 10. From the USSR to the Orient: national and ethnic symbols in the city text of Elista / Elza-Bair Guchinova; 11. The place(s) of Islam in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia / Victoria Arnold --
Part V. Languages of National Identity: 12. Language culture and identity in post-Soviet Russia: the economies of Mat / Michael Gorham; 13. Policies and practices of language education in post-Soviet Central Asia: between ethnic identity and civic consciousness / Olivier Ferrando; 14. Surviving in the time of deficit: the narrative construction of a 'Soviet identity' / Anna Kushkova --
Part VI. Creeds of National Identity: 15. Competing orthodoxies: identity and religious belief in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia / Catriona Kelly; 16. 'Popular orthodoxy' and identity in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia: ideology, consumption and competition / Alexander Panchenko; 17. Religious affiliation and the politics of post-Soviet identity: the case of Belarus / Galina Miazhevich.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Bassin and Catriona Kelly.
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