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Overkill


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Perestroika and the end of the Soviet Union transformed every aspect of life in Russia, and as hope began to give way to pessimism, popular culture came to reflect the anxiety and despair felt by more and more Russians. Free from censorship for the first time in Russia's history, the popular culture industry (publishing, film, and television) began to disseminate works that featured increasingly explicit images and descriptions of sex and violence.

In Overkill, Eliot Borenstein explores this lurid and often-disturbing cultural landscape in close, imaginative readings of such works as You're Just a Slut, My Dear! (Ty prosto shliukha, dorogaia!), a novel about sexual slavery and illegal organ harvesting; the Nympho trilogy of books featuring a Chechen-fighting sex addict; and the Mad Dog and Antikiller series of books and films recounting, respectively, the exploits of the Russian Rambo and an assassin killing in the cause of justice. Borenstein argues that the popular cultural products consumed in the post-perestroika era were more than just diversions; they allowed Russians to indulge their despair over economic woes and everyday threats. At the same time, they built a notion of nationalism or heroism that could be maintained even under the most miserable of social conditions, when consumers felt most powerless.

For Borenstein, the myriad depictions of deviance in pornographic and also crime fiction, with their patently excessive and appalling details of social and moral decay, represented the popular culture industry's response to the otherwise unimaginable scale of Russia's national collapse. "The full sense of collapse," he writes, "required a panoptic view that only the media and culture industry were eager to provide, amalgamating national collapse into one master narrative that would then be readily available to most individuals as a framework for understanding their own suffering and their own fears."

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Autor Borenstein, Eliot
Editura Cornell University Press
Dimensiuni 155 x 229 x 21
Data Publicarii 31/10/2007
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 288
Descriere RO Perestroika si sfarsitul Uniunii Sovietice au transformat fiecare aspect al vietii din Rusia si, pe masura ce speranta a inceput sa cedeze loc pesimismului, cultura populara a ajuns sa reflecte anxietatea si disperarea resimtite de tot mai multi rusi. Eliberata de cenzura pentru prima data in istoria Rusiei, industria culturii populare (editare, film si televiziune) a inceput sa disemineze lucrari care contineau imagini si descrieri din ce in ce mai explicite ale sexului si violentei. peisaj cultural tulburator in lecturi apropiate si imaginative ale unor lucrari precum Esti doar o curva, draga mea!
Aceasta este o carte in limba engleza. Descrierea cartii (tradusa din engleza cu Google Translate) este in limba romana din motive legale.
Perestroika si sfarsitul Uniunii Sovietice au transformat fiecare aspect al vietii din Rusia si, pe masura ce speranta a inceput sa cedeze loc pesimismului, cultura populara a ajuns sa reflecte anxietatea si disperarea resimtite de tot mai multi rusi. Eliberata de cenzura pentru prima data in istoria Rusiei, industria culturii populare (editare, film si televiziune) a inceput sa disemineze lucrari care contineau imagini si descrieri din ce in ce mai explicite ale sexului si violentei. peisaj cultural tulburator in lecturi apropiate si imaginative ale unor lucrari precum Esti doar o curva, draga mea!
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