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Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Maria Cizmic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Performing Pain seeks to explore music’s relationships to trauma and grief by focusing upon the late 20th century in Eastern Europe. The 1970s and 80s witnessed a cultural preoccupation ... More


Gorbachev's Federalism Problem

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The Soviet Union's ‘nationalities problem’ was one of the fundamental hurdles that Mikhail Gorbachev failed to clear in his attempt at systemic transformation of the USSR. Less understood, and far ... More


The Power of Ideas and the Power of Appointment

Archie Brown

in The Gorbachev Factor

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192880529
eISBN:
9780191598876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0192880527.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

A back‐handed tribute to the power of ideas had been paid by the Soviet leadership prior to Gorbachev's coming to power through the lengths to which they went not only to promote official ... More


After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Michael S. Gorham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies. The book begins from the ... More


Russia's Stillborn Democracy?: From Gorbachev to Yeltsin

Graeme Gill and Roger D. Markwick

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240418
eISBN:
9780191599347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240418.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The period since Gorbachev came to power has been a tumultuous time for Russia. It has seen the expectations raised by Gorbachev's efforts to bring about change in the Soviet Union dashed, the ... More


Hammering Hands: Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No. 6 and a Hermeneutic of Pain

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the cultural preoccupation with memory and suffering in Russia during glasnost and focuses upon pain as an element of truth, morality, and spirituality. Galina Ustvolskaya’s ... More


The Attempt at Liberalization

Graeme Gill and Roger D. Markwick

in Russia's Stillborn Democracy?: From Gorbachev to Yeltsin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240418
eISBN:
9780191599347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240418.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

On achieving power, Gorbachev initially sought to introduce a range of political and economic measures that would remedy the system's problems without fundamentally changing its structure. However, ... More


Beyond Pluralism

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Jeffrey C. Goldfarb’s views on totalitarianism as spelled out in his book Beyond Glasnost: The Post-Totalitarian Mind. In Beyond Glasnost, Goldfarb explores the cultural and ... More


Glasnost’ And Perestroika, 1985–1992

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1985 to 1992. Mikhail Gorbachëv's appointment as general secretary in 1985 presented a younger, more hopeful face of ... More


Gorbachev and the Reversal of History

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0032
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The reforms initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev represented an attempt to change fundamentally what had obviously become an obsolete Soviet system, politically and economically. The reform unfolded ... More


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