Post-Soviet Nostalgia : Confronting the Empire's Legacies Hardback
Edited by Otto (Leiden University, The Netherlands) Boele, Boris (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) Noordenbos, Ksenia (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Robbe
Part of the Routledge Studies in Cultural History series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 244 pages, 22 Halftones, black and white; 22 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/07/2019
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780367332655