Mapping Postcommunist Cultures: Russia and Ukraine in the Context of Globalization

Front Cover
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jan 8, 2007 - Political Science - 384 pages
0 Reviews
In Mapping Postcommunist Cultures Chernetsky argues that Russia and Ukraine exemplify the principal paradigms of post-Soviet cultural development. In Russia this has manifested itself in the subversive dismantling of the totalitarian linguistic regime and the foregrounding of previously marginalized subject positions. In Ukraine, work in these areas shows how the traumas of centuries of colonial oppression are being overcome through the carnivalesque decrowning of ideological dogmas and an affirmation of a new type of community, most recently demonstrated in the peaceful Orange Revolution of 2004. Mapping Postcommunist Cultures also critiques the neglect of the former communist world in current models of cultural globalization.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Cultural Globalization the Posts and the Second World
3
RUSSIA POSTMODERN TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE COMMUNIST METROPOLY
57
UKRAINE BEING POSTCOLONIAL IN THE SECOND WORLD
183
Conclusion
265
Notes
269
Bibliography
327
Index
355
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Vitaly Chernetsky is assistant professor, Russian studies, Miami University (Ohio).

Bibliographic information