Title

Introduction: Continuity and Change in Russian Culture

Document Type

Chapter

Abstract

This project on Russian culture goes back to the spring of 1990, when several American and Russian scholars met at the Russian Research Center at Harvard University, and decided to join forces in a study of the changes sweeping the Soviet Union. From the start, the participants agreed that they would not try to chase fast breaking news from Russia - a hopeless task, given the pace of recent changes- but rather would focus on the continuity and change in Russian culture, on the long-term social forces that compel the Russian people to reexamine their values and reevaluate old ways.

Disciplines

Politics and Social Change | Sociology | Sociology of Culture

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