Overkill

Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture
Author: Eliot Borenstein
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801463459
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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Borenstein argues that the popular cultural products consumed in the post-perestroika era were more than just diversions; they allowed Russians to indulge their despair over economic woes and everyday threats.

Plots against Russia

Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism
Author: Eliot Borenstein
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501716360
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
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In this original and timely assessment of cultural expressions of paranoia in contemporary Russia, Eliot Borenstein samples popular fiction, movies, television shows, public political pronouncements, internet discussions, blogs, and religious tracts to build a sense of the deep historical and cultural roots of konspirologiia that run through Russian life. Plots against Russia reveals through dramatic and exciting storytelling that conspiracy and melodrama are entirely equal-opportunity in modern Russia, manifesting themselves among both pro-Putin elites and his political opposition. As Borenstein shows, this paranoid fantasy until recently characterized only the marginal and the irrelevant. Now, through its embodiment in pop culture, the expressions of a conspiratorial worldview are seen everywhere. Plots against Russia is an important contribution to the fields of Russian literary and cultural studies from one of its preeminent voices.

Mediating Post-Socialist Femininities


Author: Nadia Kaneva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317379721
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this collection of essays examines the ways in which popular media re-construct ideas and ideals of femininity in the post-socialist cultural space. The authors explore a comprehensive range of questions including: How have post-socialist women engaged with media as media producers and consumers, as well as objects of media representation? What are the consequences of the commodification of femininity in the post-socialist context? How does the female body serve as a battleground for the enactment and renegotiation of gendered identities and ideologies? How can we understand and theorize post-socialist women’s activist movements? In seeking answers to such questions, this volume highlights the need to reconsider feminism as a political and theoretical project with many faces. It bridges research on the mediation of post-socialist femininities with broader concerns about the transnational trajectories of feminism today. This book was originally published as a special issue of Feminist Media Studies.

International Journal of Comic Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Caricatures and cartoons
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The Virginia Quarterly Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
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A History of Russia


Author: Nicholas Valentine Riasanovsky,Mark D. Steinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 759
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A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history-political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural-with a commitment to objectivity, fairness, and balance. New chapters on politics, society, and culture since 1991 explore Russia's complex experience after communism and discuss its chances of becoming a more stable and prosperous country in the future. Widely acclaimed as the best one-volume history available, A History of Russia is available in two split volumes-the first covers early Russia through the nineteenth century and the second ranges from 1855 to the present. Volume II features an additional introductory chapter that links Russia's modern history to the events that preceded it.

Dream factory communism

the visual culture of the Stalin era
Author: Boris Groĭs,Max Hollein
Publisher: Cantz
ISBN: 9783775713283
Category: Art
Page: 461
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The all-encompassing mass culture we know today had its beginnings in the years between the wars, with its main avenue being the reproduction and circulation of images via media such as posters and movies. The totalitarian movement of that time succeeded in making radical use of these new opportunities for the consistent transformation of culture, even to the point of instrumentalizing traditional media such as painting and sculpture. The centrally organized Soviet mass culture of the Stalin period is an excellent example of such a highly effective propaganda machine. Starting with late realistic works by Kazimir Malevich, this book presents a macrocosm of Soviet art in the Stalin era -- still little-known in the West -- as a unified aesthetic phenomenon transcending individual media. Later works of Sots Art, which view the aesthetics of a totalitarian regime more critically, provide a running visual commentary. The works by contemporary Russian artists such as Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, and Komar & Melamid mark the chasm that separates us from this art today both aesthetically and politically. Book jacket.

Mediale Welten in Tschechien nach 1989

Genderprojektionen und Codes des Plebejismus
Author: Jiřina van Leeuwen-Turnovcová
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: 214
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