Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian by Irina Souch

By Irina Souch

This publication is an exploration of the alterations in Russian cultural identification within the two decades after the autumn of the Soviet country. via shut readings of a opt for variety of modern Russian motion pictures and tv sequence, Irina Souch investigates how quite a few renowned cultural tropes starting from the patriarchal relations to the rustic idyll survived the death of Communism and maintained their energy to notify the Russian people's self-image. She indicates how those tropes proceed to outline attitudes in the direction of political authority, financial disparity, ethnic and cultural distinction, generational family and gender. the writer additionally introduces theories of id constructed in Russia even as, permitting those works to behave as websites of effective discussion with the extra general discourses of Western scholarship.

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