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“¿Gracias a la Revolución?”: Narratives of Social Mobility as Spaces of Subject Formation

Andrea J. Queeley

John M. Kirk (ed.)

in Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061092
eISBN:
9780813051376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061092.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

One of the most notable aspects of the revitalization of Anglo-Caribbean institutions in Cuba was that the people who were sought out and who joined, at least initially, were professionals and ... More


Trauma and Redemption: Narratives of 1937 in Soviet Culture

Polly Jones

in Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-70

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300185126
eISBN:
9780300187212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185126.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The Gorbachev and post-Soviet eras can serve as points of comparison with the ways in which Stalinist terror was selectively remembered during the Khrushchev era. Not only did Khrushchev fail to ... More


Introduction: Is Russia a Center or a Periphery?

Edith W. Clowes

in Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448560
eISBN:
9780801460661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448560.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter considers the links between spatial discourse and national identity in post-Soviet Russia. Since the early 1990s powerfully opposing views about what it means to be ... More


The Soviet Legacy: From Political to Cultural Correctness

Michael S. Gorham

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines two seemingly contradictory legacies of Soviet-era language culture: the so-called speech culture movement born in the effort to develop “civilized behavior” among citizens ... More


Missing in Translation: Re-conceptualizing Russia’s Developmental State

Piotr Dutkiewicz

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a broad overview of the evolution of the Russian economy and politics since the end of the Soviet era. It makes a point of present-day Russian realities having been “lost in ... More


Introduction

Tatiana Gabroussenko

in Soldiers on the Cultural Front: Developments in the Early History of North Korean Literature and Literary Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833961
eISBN:
9780824870003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833961.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines developments in the early history of North Korean literature and literary policy, focusing on the period 1945–1960. Beginning as the “Soviet era,” this revolutionary epoch ... More


“Let Us Learn from the Soviets”

Tatiana Gabroussenko

in Soldiers on the Cultural Front: Developments in the Early History of North Korean Literature and Literary Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833961
eISBN:
9780824870003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833961.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Soviet intellectual influence on North Korean literature in the nascent years of North Korean Communism. It begins with a discussion of Soviet literature in Korea in the ... More


Pipeline Politics in Iran, Turkey, and the South Caucasus

Mahmood Monshipouri

in The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190673604
eISBN:
9780190872618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673604.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The relationship between Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus states have been influenced by an array of geopolitical, strategic, cultural, and economic factors. The competition between Iran and ... More


Humor and Russian Jewish Identity

Anna Shternshis

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that deciphering the humor of Jews living under the Soviet Russian regime allows for a nuanced understanding of Russian Jewish identity in the Soviet and post-Soviet era. The ... More


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