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Between truth and time : a history of Soviet Central Television / Christine E. Evans.

Author/creator Evans, Christine E.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
Descriptionxv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Eurasia past and present
Eurasia past and present. ^A1165946
Contents Introduction : stagnation and experimentation in the Russian era of television -- Not a mirror but a magnifying glass : Soviet television enhtusiasm -- Programmoia Politika : audience research and the creation of the Channel 1 Schedule -- From café to contest : new year's variety shows and the Soviet festive system -- Time and the problem of boredom -- "Spiritual coauthorship" : seventeen moments of spring and the Soviet TV miniseries -- "KVN is an honest game" : game shows and the problem of authority -- A dress rehearsal for life : Artlogo and what? Where? When? -- Epilogue : the origins of central television's Perestroika.
Abstract In the first full-length study of Soviet Central Television to draw extensively on archival sources, interviews, and television recordings, Evans challenges the idea that Soviet mass culture in the Brezhnev era was dull and formulaic. Tracing the emergence of play, conflict, and competition on Soviet news programs, serial films, and variety and game shows, Evans shows that Soviet Central Television's most popular shows were experimental and creative, laying the groundwork for Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms and the post-Soviet media system. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 255-317) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2016930748
ISBN9780300208481 (pbk.)
ISBN0300208480 (pbk.)
ISBN9780300208436 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN030020843X (cloth ; alk. paper)

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