Post-Soviet Nostalgia: Confronting the Empire’s Legacies

1st Edition

Otto Boele, Boris Noordenbos, Ksenia Robbe

Published July 30, 2019
Reference - 244 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367332655 - CAT# K441077
Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

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Bringing together scholars from Russia, the United States and Europe, this collection of essays is the first to explore the slippery phenomenon of post-Soviet nostalgia by studying it as a discursive practice serving a wide variety of ideological agendas. The authors demonstrate how feelings of loss and displacement in post-Soviet Russia are turned into effective tools of state building and national mobilization, as well as into weapons for local resistance and the assertion of individual autonomy. Drawing on novels, memoirs, documentaries, photographs and Soviet commodities, Post-Soviet Nostalgia is an invaluable resource for historians, literary scholars and anthropologists interested in how Russia comes to terms with its Soviet past.

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