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By Choi Chatterjee,Beth Holmgren

Americans adventure Russia analyzes how American students, reporters, and artists anticipated, skilled, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union during the last century. whereas many histories of diplomatic, fiscal, and highbrow connections among the us and the Soviet Union are available, none has but tested how american citizens’ encounters with Russian/Soviet society formed their representations of a Russian/Soviet ‘other’ and its dating with an American ‘west.’

The essays during this quantity seriously interact with postcolonial theories which posit self-valorizing, unmediated west dictated the colonial come across, repressing local voices that has to be recovered. not like western imperialists and their colonial matters, american citizens and Russians lengthy co-existed in a annoying parity, concerning one another as other-than-European equals, someday cultural function types, transitority allies, and political antagonists. In reading the fiction, movie, journalism, treatises, and histories americans produced out in their ‘Russian experience,’ the individuals to this quantity heavily examine those texts, find them of their sociopolitical context, and gauge how their manufacturers’ occupation, politics, gender, classification, and interplay with local Russian interpreters conditioned their authored responses to Russian/Soviet truth. the quantity additionally explores the blurred barriers among nationwide identities and representations of self/other after the Soviet Union’s fall.

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