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Revolutionary Acts

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ISBN: 9781501707209 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: History
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During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.

Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where performers, their audiences, and the political authorities came into contact enables her to explore whether this culture emerged spontaneously ""from below"" or was imposed by the revolutionary elite. She shows that by the late 1920s, Soviet leaders had come to distrust the initiatives of the lower classes, and the amateur theaters fell increasingly under the guidance of artistic professionals. Within a few years, state agencies intervened to homogenize repertoire and performance style, and with the institutionalization of Socialist Realist principles, only those works in a unified Soviet canon were presented.

Changes in the Russian Terminology of Economic Law since Perestroika

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876907574 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.3726/b12630 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Law --- Economics
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The present thesis deliberately restricts its area of research in various ways. First, it will only investigate changes in vocabulary that represent semantic change or that can be related to changes in the speakers' attitudes or societal values; any other change (related to stress, orthography, etc.) will not be considered. Second, and more importantly, it will focus on a group of words that is closely defined in two ways - (i) thematically, in that these words must form part of economic terminology, and (ii) in relation to the type of text in which these words are used, namely legal texts, in particular laws. The study will also investigate whether the meanings of pre-Revolutionary terms that have been revived since perestroika differ from their original senses.

Deutsche und russische Literatur an der Schwelle zur Moderne

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876907635 Year: Pages: 251 DOI: 10.3726/b12633 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This work originated from a (seemingly) simple question, but at the same time it tries to discuss a general problem. The question is: where does the plot of the "Wilhelm Meister apprenticeship" actually take place? Is it a "real" world, a world that we "know otherwise" or, given the time gap that separates us from this world, we also use other, non-literary, and in any case, non-work, means (for example, with the help of historical research) can open up to us? Can we even speak of a "reality in itself"? Or has she become questionable to us? Or do we only see a - concept in it? The latter is the case for this work.

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