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Title Material culture in Russia and the USSR : things, values, identities / edited by Graham H. Roberts.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (280 pages).
Note "First published 2017 by Bloomsbury Academic."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Graham H. Roberts teaches Russian Studies at Université Paris Nanterre, France.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis, viewed June, 24, 2020).
Subject Russia -- Social life and customs.
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs.
Russia (Federation) -- Social life and customs.
Material culture -- Russia -- History.
Material culture -- Soviet Union -- History.
Material culture -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Social values -- History.
Identity (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- History.
Group identity -- History.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- History.
Contents Introduction : material culture in Russia and the USSR : things, values, identities / Graham H. Roberts -- Part one. Material culture and (de)classification. Windows in Russian peasant dwellings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Ivan R. Sokolovskii -- Equalizing misery, differentiating objects : the material world of the Stalinist exile / Emilia Koustova -- Constructing Soviet domesticity and managing everyday life from Khrushchev to collapse / Anna Alekseyeva -- Photographs in contemporary Russian rural and urban interiors / Olga Boitsova -- Part two. Consuming ideology. Russian culture through a shot glass : the Shustov Cognac advertising campaign, 1910-12 / Sally West -- The invention of Soviet advertising / Marjorie L. Hilton -- Gender and the emergence of the Soviet 'citizen-consumer' in comparative perspective / Amy E. Randall -- 'The great Soviet dream' : blue jeans in the Brezhnev era and beyond / Natalya Chernyshova -- 'The Disco Mafia' and 'Komsomol capitalism' in Soviet Ukraine during late socialism / Sergei I. Zhuk -- Part three. Imagining material culture. The material culture of the Soviet village between the 1950s and the 1980s as represented in Soviet feature cinema / Lyudmila N. Mazur and Oleg V. Gorbachev -- The role of a number of key places and things of Soviet material culture in the works of Lyudmila Ulitskaya / Giulia Gigante -- Afterword / Alaina Lemon.
Summary Material Culture in Russia and the USSR comprises some of the most cutting-edge scholarship across anthropology, history and material and cultural studies relating to Russia and the Soviet Union, from Peter the Great to Putin.Material culture in Russia and the USSR holds a particularly important role, as the distinction between private and public spheres has at times developed in radically different ways than in many places in the more commonly studied West. With case studies covering alcohol, fashion, cinema, advertising and photography among other topics, this wide-ranging collection offers an unparalleled survey of material culture in Russia and the USSR and addresses core questions such as: what makes Russian and Soviet material culture distinctive; who produces it; what values it portrays; and how it relates to 'high culture' and consumer culture.
Other Author Roberts, Graham H., editor.