Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity

Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity

by Laura Olson

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134341078
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/31/2004
Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laura J. Olson is Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Colarado, Boulder. She has been researching and performing Slavic folk music since 1987.

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