Imagining America

In Imagining America, historian Alan M. Ball explores American influence in two newborn Russian states: the young Soviet Union and the modern Russian Republic.

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Imagining America
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Alan M. Ball
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-09 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

In Imagining America, historian Alan M. Ball explores American influence in two newborn Russian states: the young Soviet Union and the modern Russian Republic. Ball deftly illustrates how in each era Russians have approached the United States with a conflicting mix of ideas—as a land to admire from afar, to
Imagining Russian Jewry
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Steven J. Zipperstein
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-21 - Publisher: University of Washington Press

This subtle, unusual book explores the many, often overlapping ways in which the Russian Jewish past has been remembered in history, in literature, and in popular culture. Drawing on a wide range of sources�including novels, plays, and archival material�Imagining Russian Jewry is a reflection on reading, collective memory, and the
Imagining Russia
Language: en
Pages: 299
Authors: Kimberly A. Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-15 - Publisher: SUNY Press

A bold work of feminist international relations that contributes to our understanding of the gendered, racialized, and heteronormative dynamics of U.S. foreign policy, both in relations with Russia and in the invasion of Iraq.
Imagining Nabokov
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Nina L. Khrushcheva
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

div Vladimir Nabokov’s “Western choice”—his exile to the West after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution—allowed him to take a crucial literary journey, leaving the closed nineteenth-century Russian culture behind and arriving in the extreme openness of twentieth-century America. In Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics, Nina L. Khrushcheva offers the
The Shtetl
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Steven T. Katz
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

Dating from the sixteenth century, there were hundreds of shtetls—Jewish settlements—in Eastern Europe that were home to a large and compact population that differed from their gentile, mostly peasant neighbors in religion, occupation, language, and culture. The shtetls were different in important respects from previous types of Jewish settlements in