The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras
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BeschreibungOf all of Soviet cultural myths, none was more resilient than the belief that the USSR had the world's greatest readers. This book explains how the 'Russian reading myth' took hold in the 1920s and 1930s, how it was supported by a monopolistic and homogenizing system of book production and distribution, and how it was challenged in the post-Stalin era; first, by the latent expansion and differentiation of the reading public, and then, more dramatically, by the economic and cultural changes of the 1990s.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of Abbreviations Introduction: Russia's Reading Myth The Creation of the Soviet Reader The Arrival of the New Reader: The Post-Stalin Period Reading Revitalized? The Perestroika Project and its Aftermath The Periodical Press: Background and Case Studies Reading in Post-Soviet Russia Conclusion Bibliography Index
PortraitStephen Lovell is Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford.
Untertitel: 'Studies in Russian and East Eu'. 2000. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2000
Seitenanzahl: 215 Seiten