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Power and the Body: Images of the Leaders in Soviet Magazines During the Cold War

  • Ekaterina Vikulina
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Abstract

This study focuses on photos of the Soviet leaders in magazines during the Cold War, addressing their normativity in representations by the mass media. That point helps to define the ideological priorities of the Soviet culture and the norms of the society from another perspective, to mark the changes that occurred in the USSR during the Cold War. The research analyzes how the leader of the state appeared in the press, how these images changed throughout the Cold War period, and what range of power representations were valid. Although the images were studied through the beginning of the Cold War period until its end, the research offers an especially revealing look at the 1960s, noting the changes in the corporeal representation that came about during this period.

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  • Ekaterina Vikulina
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  1. 1.Department of Cultural Practices and Communications, Faculty of Cultural StudiesRussian State University for the HumanitiesMoscowRussia

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