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  • Pop Culture Russia!by Birgit Beumers

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Aimed at students, travelers, and general readers, this volume explores popular culture in post-Soviet Russia. It opens with a chronology and a brief overview of Soviet cultural history. The remainder of the volume is divided into six chapters: the media; visual culture; performing arts; music and word; popular entertainment; and consumer culture. more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Russiaby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    Be they musicals or melodramas, war movies or animation, Russian films have a long and fascinating history of addressing the major social and political events of their time. From Sergei Eisenstein’s anti-tsarist drama, Battleship Potemkin, to socialist realism, to the post-glasnost thematic explosion, this volume explores the socio-political impact... more...

  • Nikita Mikhalkovby Birgit Beumers

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Adored by Russian audiences for his commercially-oriented films, and loathed by the Russian intelligentsia for the same, Nikita Mikhalkov is one of the most successful, ambitious and controversial film directors in the history of Soviet and Russian cinema. Revealing and discussing the key themes explored in his work, Birgit Beumers follows his career... more...

  • World Film Locations: Moscowby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect Books Ltd 2014; US$ 19.00

    A megalopolis of more than twelve mil- lion inhabitants, Moscow is a city with a rich and varied history. In 1918, following the Revolution, Moscow became the capital of the Soviet Union, and it remained capital of the Russian Federation after 1991. Moscow?s status as capital, from 1918 to the present, more or less coincides with its life on the silver... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema Russia 2by Birgit Beumers

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Soviet and Russian film-makers have traditionally had uneasy relationships to the concept of genre. This volume rewrites that history by spotlighting some genres not commonly associated with cinema in the region, including Cold War spy films and science-fiction films, blockbusters and horror films, remakes and adventure films and chernukha films and... more...

  • A Companion to Russian Cinemaby Birgit Beumers

    Wiley 2016; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Russian Cinema  provides an exhaustive and carefully organised guide to the cinema of pre-Revolutionary Russia, of the Soviet era, as well as post-Soviet Russian cinema, edited by one of the most established and knowledgeable scholars in Russian cinema studies.  The most up-to-date and thorough coverage of Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet... more...

  • Performing Violenceby Birgit Beumers; Mark Lipovetsky

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 25.00

    New Russian Drama began its rise at the end of the twentieth century, following a decline in dramatic writing in Russia that stemmed back to the 1980s. Authors Beumers and Lipovetsky examine the representation of violence in these new dramatic works penned by young Russian playwrights. Performing Violence is the first English-language study of the... more...

  • Cinema of Alexander Sokurovby Birgit Beumers; Nancy Condee

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark is generally acclaimed as a milestone in cinematography. In this film Sokurov reversed the idea of montage, creating instead the sensation of an uninterrupted flow of time encompassing three centuries of Russia's cultural history through a single, 90-minute take._x000D__x000D_Yet this film is but one milestone in the... more...

  • The Post-Soviet Russian Mediaby Birgit Beumers; Stephen Hutchings; Natalia Rulyova

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book explores developments in the Russian mass media since the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Complementing and building upon its companion volume, Television and Culture in Putin's Russia: Remote Control , it traces the tensions resulting from the effective return to state-control under Putin of a mass media privatised and accorded its first,... more...

  • Globalisation, Freedom and the Media after Communismby Birgit Beumers; Stephen Hutchings; Natalia Rulyova

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    This book examines the fate of post-Soviet press freedom and media culture in the context of the growing impact of globalisation. To understand the complicated situation that has arisen with respect to these issues in post-Soviet space is impossible without collaboration between political scientists, sociologists, cultural analysts, media studies... more...