Friday, February 17
Memory Politics and the Recycling of the 1990s in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture
This presentation will address the cultural recycling of the 1990s in Russian popular culture. Dr. Engström argues that the phenomenon of the ‘returning 1990s’ should be considered within the framework of the meta-modernist paradigm. An important characteristic of meta-modernism as a new cultural paradigm is the coexistence of various ideological positions that seek neither conflict nor synthesis. The 1990s, a time that has diametrically opposing perceptions in Russian society and culture, is an era well suited to meta-modernist oscillation, simultaneous acceptance and rejection.