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National Identity in Russian Culture
An Introduction

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Simon Franklin, Emma Widdis, Hubertus Jahn, Anthony Cross, Marina Frolova-Walker, Boris Gasparov, Catriona Kelly, Lindsey Hughes, Stephanie Sandler
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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511889356

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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.

    • An accessible and authoritative volume on Russian culture and identity
    • Written by authoritative scholars in the field
    • Will be essential reading for all students of any aspect of Russian culture, history and politics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The title of this collection of 11 essays captures well its purpose, which is to offer 'an introduction to cultural discourses of Russian national identity.'" W.G. Moss, Eastern Michigan University, CHOICE

    "The editors present an extremely useful collection of essays on many aspects of our perceptions of "Russia", "Russian", "Russians" and "Russianness". This book is extremely clearly structured, something which helps considerably given the immensity of the task and the ever-increasing range of the bibliography. As such, it is suitable for a wide readership, particularly students." Forum for Modern Language Studies

    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511889356
    • contains: 29 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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
    Selected further reading in English

  • Editors

    Simon Franklin, University of Cambridge
    Simon Frankin is Reader in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Emergence of Rus 750-1200 (with Jonathan Shepard, 1996).

    Emma Widdis, University of Cambridge
    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).


    Simon Franklin, Emma Widdis, Hubertus Jahn, Anthony Cross, Marina Frolova-Walker, Boris Gasparov, Catriona Kelly, Lindsey Hughes, Stephanie Sandler

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