Current Issue

Volume 75

Number 2, Summer 2016

RUSSIAN GEOPOETICS

Introduction: Toward a Russian Geopoetics, or Some Ways of Relating Russia to the World

Anindita Banerjee and Jenifer Presto, Special Section Guest Editors 247

 

Reading Gogol’ in Azeri: Parodic Genealogies and the Revolutionary Geopoetics of 1905

Leah Feldman 256

 

Tashkent ’68: a Cinematic Contact Zone

Rossen Djagalov and Masha Salazkina 279

 

Scripted Spaces: The Geopoetics of the Newspaper from Tret’iakov to Prigov

Jacob Edmond 299

ARTICLES

A Genealogy of Kontrol’ in Russia: From Leninist to Neoliberal Governance

Catherine Owen 331

 

Russia and the Vulnerability of Electoral Authoritarianism?

Graeme Gill 354

 

Energy as Power-Gazprom, Gas Infrastructure, and Geo-governmentality in Putin’s Russia

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen 374

           

The Red Army in Yugoslavia, 1944-1945

Vojin Majstorović 396

           

Violence and the Production of Borders in Western Slavonia

Mila Dragojević 422

REVIEW ESSAY

Stephen White, Richard Sakwa, and Henry E. Hale, Eds., Developments in Russian Politics 8; Samuel A. Greene, Moscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin’s Russia;  Ellen Mickiewicz, No Illusions: The Voices of Russia’s Future Leaders (Sarah Henderson) 446

FEATURED REVIEWS

Katherine Verdery, Secrets and Truths: Ethnography in the Archive of Romania’s Secret Police (Dennis Deletant) 454

 

Paul Manning, Love Stories: Language, Private Love, and Public Romance in Georgia (Martin Demant Frederiksen) 457

 

Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe, Stepan Bandera: The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist; Fascism, Genocide, and Cult (Kai Struve) 459

 

Yanni Kotsonis, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (John Randolph) 463

BOOK REVIEWS

Lucien J. Frary and Mara Kozelsky, Eds., Russian-Ottoman Borderlands: The Eastern Question Reconsidered (Adrian Jones) 467

 

Markian Prokopovych, In the Public Eye: The Budapest Opera House, the Audience and the Press, 1884-1918 (Robert Nemes) 468

 

Aurimas Švedas, In the Captivity of the Matrix: Soviet Lithuanian Historiography, 1944-1985 (Edward Cohn) 470

 

Rayk Einax, Entstaliniseirung auf Weißrussisch: Krisenbewältigung, sozioökonomische Dynamik und öffentliche Mobilisierung in der Belorussischen Sowjetrepublik 1953-1965 (Per Anders Rudling) 471

 

Michael North, The Baltic: A History (Andrejs Plakans) 472

 

David Marples, “Our Glorious Past”: Lukashenka’s Belarus and the Great Patriotic War (Stephen White) 473

 

Norman J. W. Goda, ed., Jewish Histories of the Holocaust. New Transnational Approaches (Natalia Aleksiun) 475

 

Rachel Feldhay Brenner, The Ethics of Witnessing: The Holocaust in Polish Writers’ Diaries from Warsaw, 1939-1945 (Samuel Kassow) 477

 

Anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police, The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police, trans. and ed. Samual Schalkowsky (Christopher R. Browning) 478

 

Ulrich Schmid, ed., Schwert, Kreuz und Adler. Die Ästhetik des nationalistischen Diskurses in Polen (1926-1939)

(Christoph Augustynowicz) 480

 

Scott Moranda, The People’s Own Landscape: Nature, Tourism, and Dictatorship in East Germany (Molly Wilkinson Johnson) 481

 

Tom Junes, Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent (David G. Tompkins) 482

 

Armina Omerika, Islam in Bosnien-Herzegowina und die Netzwerke der Jungmuslime (1918-1983) (Bojan Aleksov) 484

 

John Paul Newman, Yugoslavia in the Shadow of War: Veterans and the Limits of State-Building, 1903 - 1945 (Rory Yeomans) 485

 

Thomas Ort, Art and Life in Modernist Prague : Karel Čapek and his Generation, 1911-1938 (Maria Nemcova Banerjee) 486

 

Thomas G. Winner, The Czech Avant-Garde Literary Movement Between the World Wars. (Peter Steiner) 488

 

David S. Danaher, Reading Václav Havel (Rajendra A. Chitnis) 489

 

Maxim Tarnawsky, The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts’kyi’s Realist Prose (Oleh S. Ilnytzkyi) 491

 

Joshua First, Ukrainian Cinema: Belonging and Identity during the Soviet Thaw (Bohdan Nebesio) 492

 

Matthew D. Pauly, Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine, 1923-1934 (Tom Ewing) 493

 

Viktor Stepanenko and Yaroslav Pylynskyi, Eds. Ukraine After the Euromaidan: Challenges and Hopes (Jessica Pisano) 495

 

Keith Doubt, Through the Window: Kinship and Elopement in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Rada Drezgić) 496

 

Azra Hromadžić, Citizens of an Empty Nation: Youth and State-Making in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina (Maple Rasza) 497

 

James Dawson, Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria: How Ideas Shape Publics (Venelin I. Ganev) 499

 

Péter Bajomi-Lázár, Party Colonization of the Media in Central and Eastern Europe (Sandra Bašić-Hrvatin) 501

 

Tamás Krausz, Reconstructing Lenin: An Intellectual Biography (Christopher Read) 502

 

Antonella Castelnuovo and Bella Kotok-Friedgut, Vygotsky & Bernstein in the Light of Jewish Tradition (Harry Daniels) 504

 

Elena I. Campbell, The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance (Gary Hamburg) 506

 

Silvio Pons, The Global Revolution. A History of International Communism, 1917-1991 (Vladislav Zubok) 507

 

Lewis Siegelbaum and Lesley Page Moch, Broad Is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Twentieth-Century Russia

(Denis Kozlov) 508

 

Margaret Peacock, Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War (Matthias Neumann) 510

 

Elena Nosenko-Shtein, Peredaite ob etom detiam vashim, a ikh deti sleduiushchemu rodu”:

Kul’turnaia pamiat’ u rossiiskikh evreev v nashi dni (Elissa Bemporad) 511

 

Choi Chatterjee, David L. Ransel, Mary Cavender, and Karen Petrone, eds. Everyday Life in Russia Past and Present

(Diane P. Koenker) 513

 

Melissa Chakar, The Socialist Way of Life in Siberia: Transformation in Buryatia (Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov) 515

 

Slava Gerovitch, Voices of the Soviet Space Program: Cosmonauts, Soldiers, and Engineers Who Took the USSR into Space (Michael G. Smith) 516

 

Olga Bakich, Valerii Pereleshin: Life of a Silkworm (Adrian Wanner) 517

 

Marianna Leonova, Wandel der Sinngenese in der russischen Literatur von der Romantik bis zur Postmoderne. Eine strukturelle Typologie

(Ulrich Schmid) 519

 

Elizabeth Cheresh Allen, ed., Before They Were Titans: Essays on the Early Works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy (Alexander Burry) 520

 

Albena Lutzkanova-Vassileva, The Testimonies of Russian and American Postmodern Poetry: Reference, Trauma, and History

(Vitaly Chernetsky) 522

 

Frederick H. White, Degeneration, Decadence and Disease in the Russian fin de siecle: Neurasthenia in the Life and Work of

Leonid Andreev (Olga M. Cooke) 523

 

Victoria Somoff, The Imperative of Reliability: Russian Prose on the Eve of the Novel, 1820s-1850s (Elizabeth Cheresh Allen) 524

 

Il’ia Kukulin, Mashiny zashumevshego vremeni: Kak sovetskii montazh stal metodom neofitsial’noi kul’tury (Tomi Huttunen) 526

 

Yurii Al’bert, Moskovskii kontseptualizm: Nachalo (Mary A. Nicholas) 527

 

Julie Hansen and Andrei Rogachevskii, Punishment as a Crime? Perspectives on Prison Experience in Russian Culture (Leona Toker) 529

 

Olga Tabachnikova, Russian Irrationalism from Pushkin to Brodsky: Seven Essays in Literature and Thought (Jeff Love) 530

 

Elizabeth A. Skomp and Benjamin M. Sutcliffe, Ludmila Ulitskaya and the Art of Tolerance (Tatyana Novikova) 532

 

Stephen White and Valentina Feklyunina, Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: The Other Europes

(Tuomas Forsberg) 533

 

Michael O. Slobodchikoff, Building Hegemonic Order Russia’s Way: Order, Stability, and Predictability in the Post-Soviet Space

(Lisa A. Baglione) 534

 

Nikolay Zakharov, Race and Racism in Russia (Mikhail Suslov) 536

 

Vladimir Gel’man, Otar Marganiya and Dmitry Travin, Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia: 1985-2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes; Vladimir Gel’man Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes (Catherine Owen) 537

COLLECTED ESSAYS 539

OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST 543

IN MEMORIAM 546