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After Newspeak : language, culture and politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Author: Michael S Gorham
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael S. Gorham presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Gorham
ISBN: 9780801452628 0801452627 9780801479267 0801479266
OCLC Number: 900696883
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: xv, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on Transliteration and TranslationsIntroduction: Ideologies, Economies, and Technologies of Language1. The Soviet Legacy: From Political to Cultural Correctness2. Glasnost Unleashed: Language Ideologies in the Gorbachev Revolution3. Economies of Profanity: Free Speech and Varieties of Language Degradation4. In Defense of the National Tongue: Guardians, Legislators, and Monitors of the Norm5. Taking the Offensive: Language Culture and Policy under Putin6. "Cyber Curtain" or Glasnost 2.0? Strategies for Web-based Communication in the New Media AgeConclusionAppendix: Sayings and Proverbs about Language
Responsibility: Michael S. Gorham

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