The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,173,809 members ⚫ 1,357,844 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Performing Russia

Folk Revival and Russian Identity

Performing Russia by Laura Olson
Buy this eBook
US$ 54.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
This book examines folk music and dance revival movements in Russia, exploring why this folk culture has come to represent Russia, how it has been approached and produced, and why memory and tradition, in these particular forms, have taken on particular significance in different periods. Above all it shows how folk "tradition" in Russia is an artificial cultural construct, which is periodically reinvented, and it demonstrates in particular how the "folk revival" has played a key role in strengthening Russian national consciousness in the post-Soviet period.
Taylor and Francis; July 2004
295 pages; ISBN 9781134341085
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Performing Russia
Author: Laura Olson