National Identity In Russian Culture: An Introduction by Simon FranklinNational Identity In Russian Culture: An Introduction by Simon Franklin

National Identity In Russian Culture: An Introduction

EditorSimon Franklin, Emma Widdis

Paperback | February 2, 2006

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The question of national identity has long been a vexing one in Russia, and is particularly pertinent in the post-Soviet period. Designed for students of Russian literature, culture and history, this collection of essays explores aspects of national identity in Russian culture from medieval times to the present.
Emma Widdis is Lecturer in Russian at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War (2003).
Title:National Identity In Russian Culture: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521024293

ISBN - 13:9780521024297


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; 1. 'All the Russias ...?' Simon Franklin and Emma Widdis; Part I. Identities in Time and Space: 2. Russia in time Simon Franklin; 3. Russia as space Emma Widdis; Part II. Contrastive Identities: 'Us' and 'Them': 4. 'Us': Russians on Russianness Hubertus F. Jahn; 5. 'Them': Russians on foreigners Anthony Cross; Part III. 'Essential' Identities: 6. Identity and religion Simon Franklin; 7. Music of the soul? Marina Frolova-Walker; 8. Identity in language Boris Gasparov; 9. Byt: identity and everyday life Catriona Kelly; Part IV. Symbols of Identity: 10. Monuments and identity Lindsey Hughes; 11. 'Pushkin' and identity Stephanie Sandler; Afterword; Notes; Selected further reading in English; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Simon Franklin and Emma Widdis have conceived this excellent book to accomplish two goals: to provide and accessible overview of the theme of national identity in Russian cultural history and to offer nuanced case studies of how "notions of national identity function in cultural practice"(xii).
Carol J. Avins, Rutgers University, Slavic Review