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In Search of the True Russia: The Provinces in Contemporary Nationalist Discourse
by Lyudmila Parts
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-299-31764-5 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31760-7 | eISBN: 978-0-299-31763-8
Library of Congress Classification PG2987.N27P37 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.7093581

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Russia's provinces have long held a prominent place in the nation's cultural imagination. Popular culture has increasingly turned from the newly prosperous, multiethnic, and westernized Moscow to celebrate the hinterlands as repositories of national traditions and moral strength. Lyudmila Parts argues that this change has directed debate about Russia's identity away from its loss of imperial might and global prestige and toward a hermetic national identity based on the opposition of "us vs. us" rather than "us vs. them." In Search of the True Russia offers an intriguing analysis of the contemporary debate over what it means to be Russian.
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