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Music and Political Youth Organizations in Russia

The National Identity Issue

Pierobon, Chiara

2014, XXIII, 204 p. 43 illus.

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  • Publication in the field of social sciences

Chiara Pierobon analyzes the relationship existing between political youth organizations, music and national identity in contemporary Russia. In particular, she focuses the most important political youth organizations present in the city of St. Petersburg and describes their contribution to the conceptualization of post-Soviet national identity(ies), as captured through an analysis of their music. The book distinguishes itself for its conceptualization of music and provides new empirical insights into the use of this medium as a research tool and as an analytic device for the study and comparison of political youth organizations. It also suggests the adoption of a new approach looking at the national identity issue as an “operational category offering a [new] relevant framework for the study of contemporary Russia” (Laruelle 2010).


  • Russia and the national identity issue
  • On the role of music
  • The case of St. Petersburg
  • Web Analysis
  • Music and Russian national identity

Target Groups

  • Students as well as researchers of political sociology, political communication or cultural studies
  • Readers interested in sociology of music, nationalism, social movements and organizations, post-soviet politics

The Author

Chiara Pierobon works as post-doctoral fellow at the Center for German and European Studies (CGES/ZDES) of the Bielefeld University, Germany.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cognitive Praxis - Music in social movements and organizations - Russian Question - Russian opposition - Russian post-soviet society

Related subjects » Mediensoziologie - Politische Kommunikation - Soziologie

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