The Resource Russian talk : culture and conversation during Perestroika, Nancy Ries

Russian talk : culture and conversation during Perestroika, Nancy Ries

Label
Russian talk : culture and conversation during Perestroika
Title
Russian talk
Title remainder
culture and conversation during Perestroika
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Ries
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the first Western ethnographers working in Moscow, Nancy Ries became convinced that talk is one crucial way in which Russian identity is constructed and reproduced. Listening to the grim stories people used to characterize their lives during perestroika, and encountering the florid pessimism with which Muscovites described the unraveling of Soviet governance, Ries realized that these dire tales played a crucial role in fabricating a sense of shared experience and destiny. While many of the narratives aptly depicted the chaotic social and political events, they also promoted key images of "Russianness" and presented Russian society as an inescapable realm of injustice, absurdity, and suffering. At the height of perestroika in the early 1990s, Moscow residents commonly used the phrase "complete ruin" to refer to the disintegration of Russian society, encompassing in that phrase the escalation of crime, the disappearance of goods from stores, the fall of production, ecological catastrophes, ethnic violence in the Caucasus, the degradation of the arts, and the flood of pornography. Ries argues that such stories became a genre of folklore consistent in their lamenting, portentous tone and their dramatic, culturally poignant details
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ries, Nancy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P35.5.S65
LC item number
R54 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and culture
  • Oral communication
  • Perestroĭka
  • Langage et culture
  • Communication orale
  • Conversatie
  • Culturele identiteit
  • Sociolinguistique
  • Langage et culture
  • Perestroïka
  • Communication orale
  • Erzählen
  • Alltag
  • Perestroika
  • Kommunikation
  • Language and culture
  • Oral communication
  • Perestroĭka
  • Communication orale - Aspect social - URSS
  • Langage et culture - URSS
  • Alltag
  • Erzählen
  • Kommunikation
  • Perestroika
  • Russisch
  • Russisch
  • Soviet Union
Label
Russian talk : culture and conversation during Perestroika, Nancy Ries
Link
https://archive.org/details/russiantalkcultu00ries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-214) 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
Contents
  • The world of Russian talk in the time of Perestroika
  • "Our Fairy-Tale Life": the narrative construction of Russia, women, and men
  • Litanies and laments: the discursive art of suffering
  • Mystical poverty and the rewards of loss
  • The rituals and paradoxes of Perestroika
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780801433856
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97010136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36509825
  • (OCoLC)ocm36509825
Label
Russian talk : culture and conversation during Perestroika, Nancy Ries
Link
https://archive.org/details/russiantalkcultu00ries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-214) 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
Contents
  • The world of Russian talk in the time of Perestroika
  • "Our Fairy-Tale Life": the narrative construction of Russia, women, and men
  • Litanies and laments: the discursive art of suffering
  • Mystical poverty and the rewards of loss
  • The rituals and paradoxes of Perestroika
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780801433856
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97010136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36509825
  • (OCoLC)ocm36509825

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