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Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television
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    Christine Elaine Evans
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    Yale University Press

Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

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  • Christine Elaine Evans
  • Yale University Press
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  • 9780300208481
  • 9.2 X 6.1 X 0.9 inches
  • 1.1 pounds
  • History > Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • English
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The first full-length, archive-based history of Soviet Central Television's production and programming in the decades before perestroika

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.

Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Author Bio

Christine Elaine Evans is Associate Professor at College of Letters & Science University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include modern Russia and Eurasia and history and theory of mass communications. Her teaching focus covers Russian society and politics, Soviet and post-Soviet cultures, Russia and Central Asia,  and the role of mass media in social and political change.

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  • Modern Russia and Eurasia
    History and theory of mass communications
    Socialist cultures in comparative perspective
    Play, leisure, and consumption

 

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  • PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
    MA, History, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
    BA, English and International Studies, Yale University, 2000

 

Source:  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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