Friday, February 1, 2008

Article about russian popular culture

I am happy to announce that an article about Russian popular culture which Yngvar B. Steinholt and I co-authored was just published in the Danish journal "Den Jyske Historiker". This issue of the journal is thematically focused on Russia after the Soviet Union.

In our article (written in Norwegian) we discuss different aspects of Russian popular culture spanning advertisement, cartoons, anekdoty (jokes), cinema (Nochnoi dozor, Piter FM) and music. We also briefly touch upon representations of nationalism and Soviet nostalgia in popular culture. The article is a survey, so we did not have the possibility to cover all aspects or provide thorough in-depth analysis of the cultural products mentioned. Our goal was, however, to give a thought provoking introduction to the field.

The article's reference is:
Steinholt, Yngvar B.; Wickström, David-Emil: "Ensretting, segmentering og unnvikende strategier: Tendenser i det 'nye' Russlands populærkultur", Den Jyske Historiker 117-118 (2008), p. 120-138

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