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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...

  • World Film Locations: Moscowby Birgit Beumers

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    A megalopolis of more than twelve mil- lion inhabitants, Moscow is a city with a rich and varied history. more...

  • Performing Violenceby Birgit Beumers; Mark Lipovetsky

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cinema in Central Asiaby Michael Rouland; Gulnara Abikeyeva; Birgit Beumers

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 29.50

    Cinema in Central Asia' is the first comprehensive and up-to-date companion to Central Asian film from its origins to the present day. International specialists on the cinema of the region combine serious scholarly study with practical accessibility to construct an historical narrative, discuss aspects of film production, and consider the impact of... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

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