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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2012–2013
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RUST1/VENS15 Russian Culture: Consumer Society and Consumer Culture in the Soviet Union and Russia 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Russian Studies
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the structures and practices of everyday life and material culture in the Soviet Union and Russia. In so doing,  the lectures also aim to shed light on some of the most crucial historical and societal developments in Russia from the viewpoint of consumption and consumer culture. The lectures cover an array of different topics tackling questions connected to Soviet and post-Soviet production and distribution of goods, everyday consumption and culture of consumption. This perspective helps to unravel some of the most common clichés connected to Russian economy and culture such as the shadow economy, queues and oligarchs as well as it helps to deepen our understanding about the mechanisms of everyday life in under different regimes.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

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Saara Ratilainen, Teacher responsible


11-Mar-2013 – 23-Apr-2013
Lectures 18 hours
Mon 11-Mar-2013 at 16-18, PinniB 3107
Tue 12-Mar-2013, No contact teaching on Tue, March 12th!
Mon 18-Mar-2013 at 16-18, PinniB 3107
Mon 25-Mar-2013 at 16-18, PinniB 3107
Tue 26-Mar-2013 at 10-12, PinniB 3107
Mon 8-Apr-2013 at 16-18, PinniB 3107
Mon 15-Apr-2013 at 16-18, PinniB 3107
Tue 16-Apr-2013 at 10-12, PinniB 3107
Mon 22-Apr-2013 at 16-18, PinniB 3107
Seminar 6 hours
Tue 19-Mar-2013 at 10-12, PinniB 3107
Tue 9-Apr-2013 at 10-12, PinniB 3107
Tue 23-Apr-2013 at 10-12, PinniB 3107