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Russian and American Cultures: Two Worlds a World Apart

by Konstantin V. Kustanovich
Format
Book
Published
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9781498538336, 1498538339, 9781498538343
Summary
"This study provides a broad and interdisciplinary examination of Russian culture and Western perceptions of the country. Drawing from psychology, anthropology, law, and literary criticism, the author traces the roots of Russian authoritarianism, collectivism, and nationalism in the country's history of religion, agricultural communes, and serfdom"--
Contents
  • Spirituality and education in early medieval Rus'
  • Religious culture in Muscovy : the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries
  • St. Petersburg : development of secular culture
  • Religion in Russia today
  • A culture oriented toward expression : the legacy
  • Historical origins of the Russian work ethic
  • Attitudes toward work through the eyes of Russian literature
  • A case study : Vitaly Kaloyev : a murderer or a hero?
  • Concepts of legal nihilism in the contemporary Russian context
  • Historical roots of Russian legal nihilism
  • Law in contemporary Russia
  • Russian perceptions of America: historical perspective
  • Individual characteristics of consciousness and perception of a foreign culture
  • Development of individual consciousness within national culture
  • Asymmetry in Russians' perception of America and Americans' perception of Russia.
Description
xx, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index.
Technical Details
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