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Russian Performances: Word, Object, Action
edited by Julie Buckler, Julie Cassiday and Boris Wolfson
University of Wisconsin Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-299-31833-8 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31830-7
Library of Congress Classification PN2721.R77 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 792.0947

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Throughout its modern history, Russia has seen a succession of highly performative social acts that play out prominently in the public sphere. This innovative volume brings the fields of performance studies and Russian studies into dialog for the first time and shows that performance is a vital means for understanding Russia's culture from the reign of Peter the Great to the era of Putin. These twenty-seven essays encompass a diverse range of topics, from dance and classical music to live poetry and from viral video to public jubilees and political protest. As a whole they comprise an integrated, compelling intervention in Russian studies.

Challenging the primacy of the written word in this field, the volume fosters a larger intellectual community informed by theories and practices of performance from anthropology, art history, dance studies, film studies, cultural and social history, literary studies, musicology, political science, theater studies, and sociology.

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