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The Resource The post-Soviet politics of Utopia : language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia, edited by Mikhail Suslov and Per-Arne Bodin

The post-Soviet politics of Utopia : language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia, edited by Mikhail Suslov and Per-Arne Bodin

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The post-Soviet politics of Utopia : language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia
Title
The post-Soviet politics of Utopia
Title remainder
language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mikhail Suslov and Per-Arne Bodin
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than 700 'utopian' novels are published in Russia every year. These utopias - meaning here fantasy fiction, science fiction, space operas or alternative history - do not set out merely to titillate; instead they express very real Russian anxieties: be they territorial right-sizing, loss of imperial status or turning into a 'colony' of the West. Contributors to this innovative collection use these narratives to re-examine post-Soviet Russian political culture and identity. Interrogating the intersections of politics, ideologies and fantasies, chapters draw together the highbrow literary mainstream (authors such as Vladimir Sorokin), mass literature for entertainment and individuals who bridge the gap between fiction writers and intellectuals or ideologists (Aleksandr Prokhanov, for example, the editor-in-chief of Russia's far-right newspaper Zavtra). In the process The Post-Soviet Politics of Utopia sheds crucial light onto a variety of debates - including the rise of nationalism, right-wing populism, imperial revanchism, the complicated presence of religion in the public sphere, the function of language - and is important reading for anyone interested in the heightened importance of ideas, myths, alternative histories and conspiracy theories in Russia today."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
891.7308760905
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3098.5
LC item number
.P67 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Suslov, M. G.
  • Bodin, Per-Arne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russian fiction
  • Utopias in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Fantasy in literature
  • Russian literature
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Fantasy in literature
  • Politics and government
  • Politics in literature
  • Russian fiction
  • Russian literature
  • Utopias in literature
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Kulturelle IdentitaÌ#x88;t
  • Science-Fiction-Literatur
  • Fantastische Literatur
  • Russisch
  • Utopie
  • Kulturelle Identität
  • Russland
Label
The post-Soviet politics of Utopia : language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia, edited by Mikhail Suslov and Per-Arne Bodin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1108727800
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 362 pages
Isbn
9781788312288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1108727800
Label
The post-Soviet politics of Utopia : language, fiction and fantasy in modern Russia, edited by Mikhail Suslov and Per-Arne Bodin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1108727800
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 362 pages
Isbn
9781788312288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1108727800

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