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Russian Television Today: Primetime Drama and Comedy
Introduction: Sweeping Statements and Broad Horizons 1. Action Heroes: Don Quixote or James Bond? 2. Adaptations: TV Drama vs. Literary Prestige 3. Soaps: The Influence of Latin America 4. CostumeExpand
Russian Culture in Uzbekistan: One Language in the Middle of Nowhere
Preface: Big, Eventful Empires and Andijan's Quiet Tragedy 1. Before Russia and Uzbekistan: Subtle, Suppressed Affinities 2. Troubles with Islam and "Ecstasy or Self-Oblivion" 3. Folk Music andExpand
Yellow crocodiles and blue oranges : Russian animated film since World War Two
Political positions come and go but talking animals, evil witches, and mythical princesses endure. David MacFadyen argues that Soviet socialist animation between 1936 and 1999 was a fundamentallyExpand
Estrada?!: Grand Narratives and the Philosophy of the Russian Popular Song since Perestroika
In Estrada?!, the second volume of a three-part series on Russian popular song, David MacFadyen extends his overview of Russian culture and society into the post-Soviet period. Having dispelledExpand
Songs for Fat People: Affect, Emotion, and Celebrity in the Russian Popular Song, 1900-1955
The author traces the careers of early singers such as Izabella Iur'eva, Tamara Tsereteli, and others who struggled to continue to perform as they fled the dangers of a Soviet society that had littleExpand
Red Stars: Personality and the Soviet Popular Song, 1955-1991
David MacFadyen delves into influential and widely disseminated songs that had a profound social significance in the Soviet Union. He discusses each singer's life, showing what it was that made themExpand
Joseph Brodsky and the Soviet Muse
MacFadyen focuses on Brodsky's poetic beginnings. Revising the typical, simplistic representation of the young Brodsky and his peers in Western criticism, he demonstrates that Brodsky and hisExpand
The genealogy of WHO and UNICEF and the intersecting careers of Melville Mackenzie (1889-1972) and Ludwik Rajchman (1881-1965)
This thesis traces the antecedents of the World Health Organization (WHO) back to the establishment of the League of Nations in 1920. The 1946 Constitution of WHO specifies two prime functions forExpand