By Choi Chatterjee,Beth Holmgren
Americans event Russia analyzes how American students, newshounds, and artists predicted, skilled, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the past century. whereas many histories of diplomatic, monetary, and highbrow connections among the us and the Soviet Union are available, none has but tested how american citizens’ encounters with Russian/Soviet society formed their representations of a Russian/Soviet ‘other’ and its dating with an American ‘west.’
The essays during this quantity significantly interact with postcolonial theories which posit self-valorizing, unmediated west dictated the colonial stumble upon, repressing local voices that needs to be recovered. not like western imperialists and their colonial matters, americans and Russians lengthy co-existed in a stressful parity, relating to one another as other-than-European equals, someday cultural function types, transitority allies, and political antagonists. In reading the fiction, movie, journalism, treatises, and histories american citizens produced out in their ‘Russian experience,’ the individuals to this quantity heavily learn those texts, find them of their sociopolitical context, and gauge how their manufacturers’ occupation, politics, gender, classification, and interplay with local Russian interpreters conditioned their authored responses to Russian/Soviet fact. the quantity additionally explores the blurred limitations among nationwide identities and representations of self/other after the Soviet Union’s fall.
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