This book brings together scholars from across a variety of disciplines who use different methodologies to interrogate the changing nature of Russian culture in the twenty-first century. The book considers a wide range of cultural forms that have been instrumental in globalizing Russia. These include literature, art, music, film, media, the internet, sport, urban spaces, and the Russian language. The book pays special attention to the processes by which cultural producers negotiate between Russian government and global cultural capital. It focuses on the issues of canon, identity, soft power and cultural exchange. The book provides a conceptual framework for analyzing Russia as a transnational entity and its contemporary culture in the globalized world.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - Vlad Strukov and Sarah Hudspith
2. Poetry, canon and identity in contemporary Russia - Katherine Hodgson
3. Lev Tolstoy and contemporary Russian cultural policy: negotiating the canon - Sarah Hudspith
4. ‘That’s Ours. Don’t Touch’: Nashe Radio and the consolations of the domestic mainstream - Polly McMichael
5. ‘Perm Cultural Project’ [Permskii kul’turnyi proekt]: Looking back, looking forward - Elena Trubina
6. Projecting Russia on the global stage: International broadcasting and ‘recursive nationhood’ - Stephen Hutchings
7. Joking about doping: Contested visions of sporting nationalism and patriotism in Russian political cartoons - John Etty
8. Visualising the conservative revolution: Alternative globalization and aesthetic utopia of ‘Novorossiia’ - Maria Engström
9. Theorizing the hyperlocal: The cinema of Sakha (Yakutia) and global contexts - Vlad Strukov
10. Independent and popular? Russian youth videos in the age of globalization - Saara Ratilainen
11. Russian linguistic culture in the age of globalization: A turn to linguistic violence - Lara Ryazanova-Clarke
12. Geopolitical enemy #1? VVP, Anglophone ‘popaganda’ and the politics of representation - Robert A. Saunders
Vlad Strukov is an Associate Professor in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds.
Sarah Hudspith is an Associate Professor in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds.