Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity Book uri icon



  • This book examines folk music and dance revival movements in Russia, exploring why this folk culture has come to represent Russia, how it has been approached and produced, and why memory and tradition, in these particular forms, have taken on particular significance in different periods. Above all it shows how folk "tradition" in Russia is an artificial cultural construct, which is periodically reinvented, and it demonstrates in particular how the "folk revival" has played a key role in strengthening Russian national consciousness in the post-Soviet period.

publication date

  • July 31, 2004

Date in CU Experts

  • October 7, 2014 12:13 PM

Full Author List

  • Olson L

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 1134341083

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781134341085