Soviet and Post-Soviet Identities by Mark Bassin,Catriona Kelly

By Mark Bassin,Catriona Kelly

because the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, questions of identification have ruled the tradition not just of Russia, yet of the entire international locations of the previous Soviet bloc. This well timed assortment examines the ways that cultural actions reminiscent of fiction, television, cinema, structure and exhibitions have addressed those questions and in addition describes different cultural flashpoints, from attitudes to language to using passports. It discusses definitions of political and cultural nationalism, in addition to the myths, associations and practices that moulded and expressed nationwide id. From post-Soviet reminiscences of foodstuff shortages to the makes an attempt through officers to regulate well known faith, it analyses a number of unforeseen and compelling issues to provide clean insights approximately this key sector of worldwide tradition. Illustrated with quite a few pictures, it offers the result of fresh examine in an obtainable and full of life way.

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