By Choi Chatterjee,Beth Holmgren

Americans event Russia analyzes how American students, reporters, and artists expected, skilled, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the past century. whereas many histories of diplomatic, fiscal, and highbrow connections among the U.S. 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 courting with an American ‘west.’

The essays during this quantity severely have interaction with postcolonial theories which posit self-valorizing, unmediated west dictated the colonial come across, repressing local voices that has to be recovered. in contrast to western imperialists and their colonial matters, americans and Russians lengthy co-existed in a demanding parity, relating to one another as other-than-European equals, someday cultural function types, transitority allies, and political antagonists. In interpreting the fiction, movie, journalism, treatises, and histories americans produced out in their ‘Russian experience,’ the individuals to this quantity heavily learn those texts, find them of their sociopolitical context, and gauge how their manufacturers’ career, politics, gender, category, and interplay with local Russian interpreters conditioned their authored responses to Russian/Soviet fact. the quantity additionally explores the blurred obstacles among nationwide identities and representations of self/other after the Soviet Union’s fall.

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