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Author Borenstein, Eliot, 1966-
Title Overkill : sex and violence in contemporary Russian popular culture / Eliot Borensteinches.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.

Author Borenstein, Eliot, 1966-
Series Culture and society after socialism
Culture and society after socialism.
Subject Popular culture -- Russia (Federation)
Sex in popular culture -- Russia (Federation)
Violence in popular culture -- Russia (Federation)
Sex in mass media.
Violence in mass media.
Popular literature -- Russia (Federation) -- History and criticism.
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Add Title Sex and violence in contemporary Russian popular culture
Description 1 online resource (xv, 265 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents About that : sex and its metaphors -- Stripping the nation bare : pornography as politics -- Pimping the motherland : Russia bought and sold -- To be continued : death and the art of serial storytelling -- Women who run with the wolves -- Men of action : heroic melodrama and the passion of Mad Dog -- Overkill : bespredel and gratuitous violence -- Conclusion : someone like Putinches.
Summary 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 many Russians. In 'Overkill' Borenstein explores the lurid and often-disturbing landscape of modern Russian popular culture.
ISBN 9780801463457 (e-book)
9780801445835 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780801474033 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780801474033
OCLC # 961518139
Additional Format Print version: 9780801445835 0801445833 (DLC) 2007028831

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