Russian popular culture : entertainment and society since 1900 (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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Russian popular culture : entertainment and society since 1900

Author: Richard Stites
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge Soviet paperbacks, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a side of Russian life that is largely unknown to the West - the world of popular culture. By surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits, stage, radio and television, Professor Richard Stites introduces the people and cultural products that are household words to Russian people. Spanning the entire twentieth century, the author examines the subcultures  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stites
ISBN: 0521362148 9780521362146 052136986X 9780521369862
OCLC Number: 24431153
Description: xvii, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. In old Russia 1900-1917 --
2. Revolutionary reassortment 1917-1927 --
3. Stalin by starlight 1928-1941 --
4. Holy war and cold war 1941-1953 --
5. Springtime for Khrushchev 1953-1964 --
6. The Brezhnev culture wars 1964-1984 --
7. Perestroika and the people's taste 1985-
Series Title: Cambridge Soviet paperbacks, 7.
Responsibility: Richard Stites.
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This book presents a side of Soviet life that is largely unknown to the West - the world of popular culture. By surveying detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, box office movie hits,  Read more...

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"In his richly detailed survey of Russian popular culture since 1900, Richard Stites uses largely ignored sources--detective stories, science fiction, rock-n-roll lyrics, jokes and circus and Read more...

 
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