Current Issue

Volume 74

Number 2, Summer 2015

RETHINKING “EUROPE” VERSUS “THE BALKANS” IN MEDIA DISCOURSES

Andreja Vezovnik and Ljiljana ©ariæ, Special Section Guest Editors

 

Introduction: Constructing Balkan Identity in Recent Media Discourses

Andreja Vezovnik and Ljiljana ©ariæ 237

 

Balkan Immigrant Workers as Slovenian Victimized Heroes

Andreja Vezovnik 244                         

 

Nation, Gender, Class: Celebrity Culture and the Performance of Identity in the Balkans

Breda Luthar and Andreja Trdina 265

 

Serbia in the Mirror: Parodying Political and Media Discourses

Tanja Petroviæ 288

ARTICLES

Abram Room, A Strict Young Man, and the 1936 Campaign against Formalism in Soviet Cinema

Maria Belodubrovskaya 311

 

Books of Laughter and Forgetting: Satire and Trauma in the Novels of Il’f and Petrov

Maya Vinokour 334

FEATURED REVIEW

Luba Golburt, The First Epoch: The Eighteenth Century and the Russian Cultural Imagination (Marcus C. Levitt) 354

 

Ekaterina Pravilova, A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia (Adele Lindenmeyr) 357

 

Willard Sunderland, The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution (Mark von Hagen) 361

 

Oscar Sanchez-Sibony, Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev (Sari Autio-Sarasmo) 364

 

Stephen Amico, Roll Over Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality (Philip Ross Bullock) 366

BOOK REVIEWS

Austin Jersild, The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History (Bruce A. Elleman) 370

 

Philipp Ther, The Dark Side of Nation-States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe, trans. Charlotte Kreutzmüller (Vladimir Solonari) 371

 

Karrie J. Koesel, Religion and Authoritarianism: Cooperation, Conflict, and the Consequences (Sabrina P. Ramet) 372

 

Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, and Alexander M. Martin, eds., The Holocaust in the East: Local Perpetrators and Soviet Responses (Laurie R. Cohen) 373

 

Angela E. Stent, The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Brian D. Taylor) 375

 

Sergey Radchenko, Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Charles E. Ziegler) 376

Glenn Dynner, Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland (Gershon Bacon) 378

 

Andrea Graziosi, Lubomyr A. Hajda, and Halyna Hryn, eds., After the Holodomor: The Enduring Impact of the Great Famine on Ukraine (Serge Cipko) 379

 

Joachim von Puttkamer, Stefan Sienerth, and Ulrich A. Wien, eds., Die Securitate in Siebenbürgen (Dennis Deletant) 381

 

Brigitte Le Normand, Designing Tito’s Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade (Annemarie Sammartino) 383

 

Violeta Davioliute, The Making and Breaking of Soviet Lithuania: Memory and Modernity in the Wake of War (Kevin C. O’Connor) 384

 

Eric Gordy, Guilt, Responsibility, and Denial: The Past at Stake in Post-Milo¹eviæ Serbia (Ivo Banac) 386

 

Pietro U. Dini, Prelude to Baltic Linguistics: Earliest Theories about Baltic Languages (16th Century) (Daniel Petit) 387

 

Jeffrey Taylor, In Search of the Budapest Secession: The Artist Proletariat and Modernism’s Rise in the Hungarian Art Market, 1800-1914 (Lee Congdon) 388

 

Joanna Ni¿yñska, The Kingdom of Insignificance: Miron Bia³oszewski and the Quotidian, the Queer, and the Traumatic (Micha³ Pawe³ Markowski) 389

 

David Williams, Writing Postcommunism: Towards a Literature of the East European Ruins (Rajendra A. Chitnis) 391

 

Ruxandra Trandafoiu, Diaspora Online: Identity Politics and Romanian Migrants (Peter Gross) 392

 

Cloé Drieu, Fictions nationales: Cinéma, empire et nation en Ouzbékistan (1919-1937) (Jeff Sahadeo) 393

 

Florian Mühlfried, Being a State and States of Being in Highland Georgia (Martin Demant Frederiksen) 395

 

Paul W. Werth, The Tsar’s Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia (G. M. Hamburg) 396

 

Stephan Rindlisbacher, Leben für die Sache: Vera Figner, Vera Zasuliè und das radikale Milieu im späten Zarenreich (Jonathan Daly) 397

 

Alison Rowley, Open Letters: Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard, 1880-1922 (Alice Nakhimovsky) 398

 

Robin Aizelwood and Ruth Coates, eds., Landmarks Revisited: The Vekhi Symposium 100 Years On (Anton Fedyashin) 400

 

Patrick Lally Michelson and Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, eds., Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context (Alexander Polunov) 401

 

Alice Nakhimovsky and Roberta Newman, Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America (Brian Horowitz) 403

 

Nikolai Krementsov, Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction (Muireann Maguire) 404

 

Emily B. Baran, Dissent on the Margins: How Soviet Jehovah’s Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach about It (Nikolay Mitrokhin, trans. Ingrid Heidrick) 406

 

Alex J. Kay, Jeff Rutherford, and David Stahel, eds., Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization (Dónal O’Sullivan) 408

 

Laurie R. Cohen, Smolensk under the Nazis: Everyday Life in Occupied Russia (Karel C. Berkhoff) 409

 

Asen Kirin, Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1796), with contributions by Liana Paredes, Kristen Regina, and Scott Ruby (Rosalind P. Blakesley) 411

 

Yuri Lotman and Jelena Pogosjan, High Society Dinners: Dining in Tsarist Russia, trans. Marian Schwartz, ed. Darra Goldstein (Christine Ruane) 412

 

Marina Ritzarev, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” and Russian Culture (Alexander Poznansky) 413

 

Irina Kantarbaeva-Bill and Daniele Beaune-Gray, eds., Figures d’exil entre Russie, Occident et Orient (Adrian Wanner) 414

 

Jenny Kaminer, Women with a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture (Laura J. Olson) 416

 

Leif Murawski, Kunst und mystische Erfahrung im Werk Konstantin D. Bal’monts (Avril Pyman) 417

 

Andrea Oppo, ed., Shapes of Apocalypse: Arts and Philosophy in Slavic Thought (George M. Young) 419

 

Sarah Warren, Mikhail Larionov and the Cultural Politics of Late Imperial Russia (John Milner) 420

 

Pamela Kachurin, Making Modernism Soviet: The Russian Avant-Garde in the Early Soviet Era, 1918-1928 (Sven Spieker) 421

 

Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge, and Mikhail Krutikov, eds., Uncovering the Hidden: The Works and Life of Der Nister (Leah Garrett) 423

 

Lilya Kaganovsky and Masha Salazkina, eds., Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema (Denise J. Youngblood) 424

 

Philip Cavendish, The Men with the Movie Camera: The Poetics of Visual Style in Soviet Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1920s (Tim Harte) 426

 

Tine Roesen and Dirk Uffelmann, eds., Vladimir Sorokin’s Languages, with Katharina Kühn (David Gillespie) 427

 

Carol Scott Leonard and David Pitt-Watson, Privatization and Transition in Russia in the Early 1990s (Michael Ellman) 428

 

Vladimir Gel’man, Iz ognia da v polymia: Rossiiskaia politika posle SSSR (Robert Orttung) 430

 

Mischa Gabowitsch, Putin kaputt!? Russlands neue Protestkultur (Ulrich Schmid) 431


COLLECTED ESSAYS
433
OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST
435
ERRATA
438