Pop Culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2005 - Reference - 399 pages
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Pop music is only one aspect of contemporary Russian culture that has taken some unexpected turns in the chaotic aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse. Television and advertising, theater and cinema, athletics and religion, even fashion and food now reflect more exposure to the West, yet remain in essence distinctively Russian.

"Pop Culture Russia " introduces readers to the fascinating, often surprising, post-Soviet cultural landscape. With chapters on media, the arts, recreation, religion, and consumerism, the book offers an insightful survey of Russian mass culture from the death of Stalin in 1953 to the present, exploring the historical significance of important events and trends, as well as the social and political contexts from which they emerged.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
After World War II
3
After the Thaw
6
After Brezhnev
9
The New Russia
10
References
12
The Media
13
Radio
46
The First Russian Musical
249
Soviet MusicalsThe Revival?
253
A to Z
255
Bibliography
262
Popular Entertainment
263
Olympic History
264
Team Sports
268
Individual Sports
278

Internet
49
The Print Media
51
Journals
57
A to Z
63
Bibliography
69
Visual Culture
71
Animation
99
Visual Arts and Crafts
104
Art Movements
105
Crafts
108
Architecture
112
Churches and Icons
123
A to Z
128
Bibliography
133
Performing Arts
134
Puppet Theater
160
Estrada and Popular Entertainment
168
Staged Estrada
169
Anecdotes and Jokes
173
The Circus
182
Choreographed Acrobatics and Clowns
186
A to Z
192
Bibliography
198
Music and Word
199
The Bard Movement
202
Rock Underground
207
Pop Culture
228
Estrada and Pop Music
236
Youth Culture and Language
243
Youth Jargon and Slang
245
Swearing
246
Winter Sports
286
Chess
291
Pulp Fiction
292
Best Sellers
295
Detective Stories
298
Soap Operas
305
Crimeless Serials
309
Bibliography
314
Consumer Culture
316
Product Advertising
320
Investment and Banks
325
Social Advertising
329
Leisure
330
Eating and Drinking
335
Clubs and Bars
337
Games
342
Relaxation and Holidays
343
Celebrations
350
Public Holidays
351
Religious Holidays
352
Rites and Rituals
354
Fashion
356
Haute Couture
359
Fashion Design
363
A to Z
367
Bibliography
370
Glossary
373
Index
377
About the Author
400
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About the author (2005)

Birgit Beumers is senior lecturer in the Russian Department at Bristol University.