BOOKS RECEIVED: Catherine Walworth, “Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Soviet Salvage, Catherine Walworth explores how artists on the margins of the Constructivist movement of the 1920s rejected elitist mediums and imagined a new world, knitting together avant-garde art, imperial castoffs, and everyday… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sophie Roche, “Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio-political Implications in Tajikistan” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis–vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Philip Cavendish, “The Men with the Movie Camera: The Poetics of Visual Style in Soviet Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1920s” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Unlike previous studies of the Soviet avant-garde during the silent era, which have regarded the works of the period as manifestations of directorial vision, this study emphasizes the collaborative principle at the heart of avant-garde filmmaking units and draws attention… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Leach, “A Russian Perspective on Theoretical Archaeology: The Life and Work of Leo S. Klejn” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Both the work and the life of Leo S. Klejn, Russias foremost archaeological theorist, remain generally unrecognized by Western scholars. Until now. In this biography and summary of his work, Stephen Leach outlines Klejn’s wide-ranging theoretical contributions on the place… Read More
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