Soviet cinema participated in a cultural project, which invested motion picture studios with the purpose to create and reproduce meaning out of categories of national difference within the USSR, while also attempting to reconcile these conceptions of difference. For Ukrainian filmmakers in the 1960s, nationality was a question of self-discovery, an experiential rather than rights-based discourse that resembled what American commentators would call qidentity politics.q Against conformist notions of qcontemporaneityq and the qSoviet image of life, q nationality was posed as a question of cultural diversity. In working squarely within the field of Soviet cultural bureaucracies, and subject to economic plans and the desires of film audiences, Ukrainian filmmakers attempted to establish a popular imagery and narrative of what it meant to be Ukrainian, both in the past and within the contemporary Soviet Union.A second factor influencing the development of the nationality question during the 1960s emerged from the first: If ... and an author centered vision, and Essays on Art and Literature, ed., Randal Jackson (New York: Columbia University Press , anbsp;...
|Title||:||Scenes of Belonging: Cinema and the Nationality Question in Soviet Ukraine During the Long 1960s|
|Author||:||Joshua J. First|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|