Title

Introduction: Continuity and Change in Russian Culture

Editors

Dmitri Shalin

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

1996

Publication Title

Russian Culture at the Crossroads: Paradoxes of Postcommunist Consciousness

Publisher

Westview Press

First page number:

1

Last page number:

10

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.

Keywords

Harvard University; Intellectuals; Raznochintsy (Russian intellectuals); Russians

Disciplines

Politics and Social Change | Sociology | Sociology of Culture

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

ISBN: 978-0813327143


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