Russian Popular Culture
Entertainment and Society since 1900
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Russian Popular Culture by Richard Stites
Book DescriptionThis 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 that draw upon and enrich Russian popular culture. He explores the relationship between popular culture and the national and social values of the masses, including their heroes and myths, and assesses the phenomenon of the celebrity from the silent screen star to the latest rock music idol. Richard Stites pays particular attention to the dramatic battle between elite and popular culture and to the intervention of revolutions, wars, and the state in the production and control of this culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521369862
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Stites
Four Horsemen, Hardback (April 2014)
The Four Horsemen narrates the history of revolution in Spain, Naples, Greece, and Russia in the 1820s, connecting the social movements and activities on the ground, in the inimitable voice of a renowned historian.
Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia, Paperback (February 2008)
Serf-era and provincial Russia heralded the spectacular turn in cultural history that began in the 1860s. Examining the role of arts and artists in society's value system, this book explores this shift in a history of visual and performing arts in the last decades of serfdom.
European Culture in the Great War, Paperback (February 2002)
A comparative study of European cultural and social history during the First World War.
Revolutionary Dreams, Paperback (September 1991)» View all books by Richard Stites
This volume was the recipient of the 1990 Vucinich Prize, awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for the best book published in 1989 in the field of Russian and East European studies.
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