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Russian television today : primetime drama and comedy

Author : David MACFADYEN


 


Edition : Routledge, 2008
ISBN 0415424623, 9780415424622
244 pages

Langue : English


Period : 1992 - 2008


Examining the role of dramatized narratives in Russian television, this book stresses the ways in which the Russian government under Putin use primetime television to express a new understanding of what it means to be Russian, answering key questions of national identity for modern Russians in dealing with their recent history: 'What really happened to us?' and, accordingly, 'Why?' /P P The book covers important issues in Russian television today, including: /P UL LI the reworking of new 'national' on-screen heroes /LI LI its relationship with classic literature /LI LI the revisionist portrayal of a romantic portrait of life in the Soviet era /LI LI the role of thematic elements such as love, fidelity, humour and irony /LI LI the particularly pressing problem of crime and its representation on screen as Mafia or police adventure, and its political usage by the Putin administration. /LI /UL P This book provides a detailed account of the critical issues in contemporary Russiantelevision, relating them to broader social and political developments in Russian society


Subjects : television,



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