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By Chiara Pierobon

Chiara Pierobon analyzes the connection current among political formative years corporations, track and nationwide identification in modern Russia. particularly she focuses an important political early life companies found in town of St. Petersburg and describes their contribution to the conceptualization of post-Soviet nationwide identity(ies), as captured via an research in their tune. The publication distinguishes itself for its conceptualization of track and offers new empirical insights into using this medium as a study instrument and as an analytic gadget for the research and comparability of political formative years companies. It additionally indicates the adoption of a brand new method the nationwide id factor as an “operational classification delivering a [new] appropriate framework for the learn of up to date Russia” (Laruelle 2010).

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Promotes and reinforces the power of the state and its hegemony, which is “achieved when ideas, values, beliefs and practices which are favorable to the dominant culture come to be seen as ‘normal’, ‘commonsensical’ – in short, when they appear to define lived reality” (Ibid. 89). Nonetheless, Garofalo acknowledges that the media and, especially, popular music have a “relative autonomy” from the ruling class: in fact, in her opinion, popular music has the peculiar potential to ideologically challenge this hegemony, producing counterhegemonic practices.

145). The process of “reinventing” the nation became of pivotal importance as a response to the changes of unprecedented radicality characterizing the country after the dissolution of the USSR. “The loss of its empire, the shrinking of its borders, a change in the political regime, social transformation of major scale and its opening up to the world” represent the peculiar context in which the driving role of the nationalist theme in contemporary Russia should be contextualized (Laruelle, 2010: 14).

3. The song creates and promotes cohesion, solidarity, and high morale in an organization or movement supporting its world view. 4. The song is an attempt to recruit individuals for specific social movement. 5. The song invokes solutions to real or imagined social phenomena in terms of action to achieve a desired goal. 6. The song points to some problem or discontent in the society, usually in emotional terms” (1972: 2-3). The scholar distinguishes between two kinds of propaganda songs: the rhetorical and the magnetic.

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