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Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment & Society Since 1900

Stites, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0521362148 / ISBN 13: 9780521362146
Editorial: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992, 1992
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23.0 x 15.0cms, 270pp, b/w illusts, fine paperback & cover This book looks at Russian detective and science fiction, popular songs, jokes, movie hits, stage, radio and television. The chapters are: in old Russia 91900-1917); revolutionary assortment (1917-1927); Stalin by starlight (1928-1941); holy war & cold war (1941-1953); springtime for Krushchev (1953-1964); the Brezhnev culture wars (1964-1984); Preestroika and the people's taste (1985-1992). N° de ref. de la librería 111867

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Título: Russian Popular Culture: Entertainment & ...

Editorial: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Soft cover

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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, the stage, and television and radio, Professor Richard Stites introduces people and products that are household names to the Soviet people


"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 vaudeville routines--to reveal a side of Russian life largely unknown in the West. And yet, this is not a trivial book...Its great virtue, however, is to illuminate an important and largely unknown dimension of Russia's social history. Serious, but by no means solemn, Stites's book is accessible to anyone interested in learning more about a country and a people that have obsessed and confused us for almost a century." Washington Post Book World

"With this book, Richard Stites again demonstrates that he is one of the most creative and original historians currently writing in the field of twentieth-century Russian history....Although the book is relatively short, it is a big book--big in ideas and in the extraordinary richness of the material. Stites writes with authority, verve, and humor. His book is required reading for anyone curious about Russia's cultural life in the twentieth century." Victoria E. Bonnell, American Historical Review

"Richard Stites savors the historian's calling as storyteller. Like his earlier works on women's emancipatory movements in Imperial and Soviet Russia and on utopian dreams and practices in the revolutionary years, this account of popular entertainment from the waning years of the tsarist regime to the last years of the Communist order is rich in narrative detail and is engagingly presented....Stites must be praised for achieving this in a book that is both useful and a pleasure to 'consume.'" Mark D. Steinberg, Journal of Modern History

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We stock books about art, design, fashion, heritage/history and gender/sexuality, specialising in books about Australian, Asian & Pacific arts, crafts design and cultural history. Since we are committed to marginalised and innovative social and cultural practices, we are more likely to have books on women artists or dissident life than coffee-table books on iconic figures. This shop is in Sydney's legendary Kings Cross area, which has provided alternatives to this country's normalcy and suburbia for the last 80 years. Colloquially known as 'The Cross', this name signifies Antipodean bohemia, streetgangs and a world-famous red light district etc. THE CROSS Art + Books is a foundation member of The Bookdealers Guild (NSW).

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