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Russia's provinces have long held a prominent place in the nation's cultural imagination. Lyudmila Parts looks at the contested place of the provinces in twenty-first-century Russian literature and popular culture, addressing notions of nationalism, authenticity, Orientalism, Occidentalism, and postimperial identity.

Surveying a largely unexplored body of Russian journalism, literature, and film from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Parts finds that the harshest portrayals of the provinces arise within "high" culture. Popular culture, however, has increasingly turned from the newly prosperous, multiethnic, and westernized Moscow to celebrate the hinterlands as repositories of national traditions and moral strength. This change, she argues, has directed debate about Russia's identity away from its loss of imperial might and global prestige and toward a hermetic national identity based on the opposition of "us vs. us" rather than "us vs. them." She offers an intriguing analysis of the contemporary debate over what it means to be Russian and where "true" Russians reside.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Note on Translation and Transliteration
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Imagining the Provinces
  2. pp. 3-41
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  1. 1. Journalism: “We Look for Wealth in the Provinces and Find It There!”
  2. pp. 42-72
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  1. 2. Literature: In the Provincial State of Mind
  2. pp. 73-103
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  1. 3. Film and TV: “My Country—My Moscow!”
  2. pp. 104-138
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  1. Conclusion: On Cultural Authenticity
  2. pp. 139-146
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 147-170
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 171-186
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299317638
Related ISBN
9780299317607
MARC Record
OCLC
1040032444
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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