Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 by Choi Chatterjee,Beth Holmgren

By Choi Chatterjee,Beth Holmgren

Americans adventure Russia analyzes how American students, newshounds, and artists expected, skilled, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union during the last century. whereas many histories of diplomatic, monetary, and highbrow connections among the us and the Soviet Union are available, none has but tested how american citizens’ encounters with Russian/Soviet society formed their representations of a Russian/Soviet ‘other’ and its dating with an American ‘west.’

The essays during this quantity severely have interaction with postcolonial theories which posit self-valorizing, unmediated west dictated the colonial stumble upon, repressing local voices that has to be recovered. not like western imperialists and their colonial topics, american citizens and Russians lengthy co-existed in a demanding parity, concerning one another as other-than-European equals, someday cultural function versions, transitority allies, and political antagonists. In reading the fiction, movie, journalism, treatises, and histories american citizens produced out in their ‘Russian experience,’ the members to this quantity heavily learn those texts, find them of their sociopolitical context, and gauge how their manufacturers’ career, politics, gender, category, and interplay with local Russian interpreters conditioned their authored responses to Russian/Soviet fact. the amount additionally explores the blurred barriers among nationwide identities and representations of self/other after the Soviet Union’s fall.

Show description

Read Online or Download Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present (Routledge Studies in Cultural History) PDF

Similar russian history books

Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story

The battle in Georgia. Tensions with Ukraine and different within reach international locations. Moscow's bid to consolidate its "zone of privileged pursuits" one of the Commonwealth of self reliant States. those risky occasions all elevate questions about the character of and clients for Russia's kinfolk with its friends.

It’s Russia, My Son. A (partial) Roadmap of the Russian Soul

Its very identify conjures photos of an unlimited and trackless panorama, the place snow-covered onion domes peep over heavy stone castle partitions. Its historical past is an epic populated via dreamers, madmen and geniuses who left an indelible imprint at the nationwide personality. mainly, it's a position the place the twenty first century collides with the twelfth, the place the radiant destiny used to be born and the prior seriously isn't the previous.

The Russian Liberals and the Revolution of 1905 (Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe)

There's a common suggestion that Russia is without end fated to be an authoritarian state the place liberalism and democracy can by no means make actual development. in spite of the fact that, firstly of the 20 th century there has been a very influential “liberationist” flow which culminated within the formation of a latest, Western-style liberal occasion, the Constitutional Democrats or “Kadets”.

The Cold War: A World History

As Germany after which Japan surrendered in 1945 there has been an important desire new and lots more and plenty larger international might be made from the ethical and actual ruins of the clash. as a substitute, the combo of the massive energy of the us and USSR and the near-total cave in of such a lot in their opponents created a special, grim new surroundings: the chilly battle.

Extra resources for Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present (Routledge Studies in Cultural History)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 14 votes