Encounters with the Other in Russian Blockbuster Movies: An analysis of what "the other" suggests about Russia's national self in three Russian blockbuster motion pictures

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Encounters with the Other in Russian Blockbuster Movies: An analysis of what "the other" suggests about Russia's national self in three Russian blockbuster motion pictures

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Encounters with the Other in Russian Blockbuster Movies: An analysis of what "the other" suggests about Russia's national self in three Russian blockbuster motion pictures
Author: Kallas, Laura Johanna Caroline
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: national identity
nation-building
post-Soviet Russia
national discourse
imperial discourse
othering
other & self
motion pictures
Russian blockbusters
Abstract: This thesis investigates various ways the other versus national self -setting is constructed in three Russian blockbuster movies: Flight Crew (2016), Viy (2014) and Legend no. 17 (2013). The theoretical framework of othering will be employed as a device to analyze the movies. It is suggested that the varying others in various contexts of these movies each cause different aspects of Russian national identity to resurface and be emphasized. As especially mass-produced blockbuster movies are the major form of entertainment for a significantly wide audience, it is argued that they can provide valuable insight into how post-Russian national identity is being negotiated in Russia.
Supervisor: David, Maxine
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Russia & Eurasia
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/49623
 

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