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Postcommunist Film Russia Eastern Europe And World Culture

Author : Lars Kristensen
ISBN : 9781136475559
Genre : Performing Arts
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A post-communist condition has arisen from the fall of the Berlin Wall and later the Soviet Empire: this book looks at how this condition has manifested itself globally in the production of post-communist film. It argues post-communism is a shared experience on a geopolitical level, unlimited by national state borders, and examines post-communist cross culturalism and global totalitarianism within film. The book examines different national cinemas and dissimilar cinematic modes - from Russian blockbuster cinema to Chinese independent cinema; from Serbian city films to revolutionary films of Mozambique - all formulated as within the postcommunist condition. It considers the postcommunist film in terms of transnational and World cinema. It covers a wide range of films from small and independent filmmaking to mainstream, popular cinema, and explains post-communist signifiers as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside former, and current, communist countries.

Cinematic Bodies Of Eastern Europe And Russia

Author : Matilda Mroz
ISBN : 9781474405157
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bringing together a range of theoretical and critical approaches, this edited collection is the first book to examine representations of the body in Eastern European and Russian cinema after the Second World War. Drawing on the history of the region, as well as Western and Eastern scholarship on the body, the book focuses on three areas: the traumatized body, the body as a site of erotic pleasure, and the relationship between the body and history. Critically dissecting the different ideological and aesthetic ways human bodies are framed, The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia also demonstrates how bodily discourses oscillate between complicity and subversion, and how they shaped individuals and societies both during and after the period of state socialism.

Postcommunist Film

Author : Lars Lyngsgaard Fjord Kristensen
ISBN : 0415671647
Genre : Social Science
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A post-communist condition has arisen from the fall of the Berlin Wall and later the Soviet Empire: this book looks at how this condition has manifested itself globally in the production of post-communist film. It argues post-communism is a shared experience on a geopolitical level, unlimited by national state borders, and examines post-communist cross culturalism and global totalitarianism within film. The book examines different national cinemas and dissimilar cinematic modes - from Russian blockbuster cinema to Chinese independent cinema; from Serbian city films to revolutionary films of Mozambique - all formulated as within the postcommunist condition. It considers the postcommunist film in terms of transnational and World cinema. It covers a wide range of films from small and independent filmmaking to mainstream, popular cinema, and explains post-communist signifiers as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside former, and current, communist countries.

Fashion And The Consumer Revolution In Contemporary Russia

Author : Olga Gurova
ISBN : 9781135020293
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market and how ideal lifestyles portrayed in glossy magazines and other media have contributed to the consumer revolution, as have shifts in the social structure and everyday life. Overall, the book, which includes the findings of extensive original research, including in-depth interviews with consumers, relates changes in fashion and retail to changing outlooks, identities, and ideologies in Russia more generally. The mentioned changes are also linked to the theoretical concept of fashion formed in postsocialist society.

Genders 22

Author : Ellen E. Berry
ISBN : 9780814786130
Genre : Social Science
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The epidemic of mass rape in the former Yugoslavia has illustrated once again, and in particularly brutal fashion, the inextricable relationship between national politics, sexual politics, and body politics. The nexus of these three forces is highly charged in any culture, at any time in history, but especially so among cultures in which rapid, even cataclysmic, changes in material realities and national self-conceptions are eroding or overwhelming previously secure boundaries. The postcommunist moment in the so-called Second World--Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union--has dramatically exposed the opportunities and dangers that arise when the political, cultural, and economic foundations of a society are de- and then re-structured. Gender roles and relations, expressions of sexuality or attempts to recontain them, representations of the body, especially the female body, and the larger, cultural meanings it assumes, are particularly marked sites to witness the performance of complex national dramas of crisis and change. This groundbreaking volume turns its attention to the Second World, specifically to such subjects as the birth of the sex media and porn industry in Russia; Russian women and alcoholism; cinema in post-communist Hungary; patriotism and gender in Poland; sexual dissidence in Eastern Europe; and women in the former Yugoslavia. [ go to the Genders website ]

The Soviet And Post Soviet Review

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Genre : Former Soviet republics
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American Book Publishing Record

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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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Author : نيقولاي غوغول
ISBN : 9796500278940
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كتب غوغول هذه الرواية في فترات متقطعة استمرت أكثر من تسع سنوات، ما بين العامين ١٨٣٣ و١٨٤٢.وكان كفاح الشعب الاوكراني من أجل استقلاله، والذي دام سنين عديدة خلال القرنين السادس عشر والسابع عشر، قد أوحى لغوغول الخطوط الرئيسية لهذه الرواية التي جاءت كما أرادها الكاتب، نفحة ذهنية خالدة. لقد استمد الكاتب موضوع روايته من التاريخ والأساطير والملاحم الشعبية والأناشيد الحماسية. وصوّر من هذا المزيج الغني بالألوان لوحة تبرز حياة الشعب في أوكرانيا وكفاحه البطولي الذي تضاعف بصورة خاصة بعد عام ١٥٦٩، حيث كانت أوكرانيا في ذلك الزمن تشكل جزءاً من بولونيا، وكان السادة البولونيون الأقوياء قد فرضوا سلطانهم على الأراضي الأوكرانية الواسعة، وأخذوا يستعبدون الفلاحين بقسوة ويفرضون بالقوة أساليب حياتهم البولونية، مصدّرين قوانين غايتها التضييق على اللغة الأوكرانية والعمل على استعباد الشعب الأوكراني فكرياً بفصله عن شقيقه الشعب الروسي. لكن هذه الضغوط الهائلة التي مارسها السادة البولونيون على الأرقّاء الأوكرانيين قوبلت بمقاومة ضارية وثورة عنيفة كانت الجذوة التي أججت الكفاح الوطني للشعب الأوكراني، حيث تجلى نضال قوزاق معسكر زابوردزي الذي خلده غوغول في روايته التي وصفها بروسبير ميريمي بقوله: “إنها سرد إثني روسي لحب المغامرة وللدرامية وللميلودراما النادرة، وكذلك للانفعال إزاء الطبيعة وللوجدان الانساني المشرق”.

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