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Unattainable Bride Russia

Gendering Nation, State, and Intelligentsia in Russian Intellectual Culture

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Throughout the twentieth century and continuing today, personifications of Russia as a bride occur in a wide range of Russian texts and visual representations, from literature and political and philosophical treatises to cartoons and tattoos. Invariably, this metaphor functions in the context of a political gender allegory, which represents the relationships between Russia, the intelligentsia, and the Russian state, as a competition of two male suitors for the former's love. In ""Unattainable Bride Russia"", Ellen Rutten focuses on the metaphorical role the intelligentsia plays as Russia's rejected or ineffectual suitor. Rutten finds that this metaphor, which she covers from its prehistory in folklore to present-day pop culture references to Vladimir Putin, is still powerful, but has generated scarce scholarly consideration. ""Unattainable Bride Russia"" pays it the attention to which it is entitled as one of Russia's modern cultural myths.

Author Biography

Ellen Rutten is postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Northwestern University Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
156x235x25
ISBN-13
9780810126565
Product ID
3878843

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