Beauty in post-Soviet Russia: A contradictory freedom. An analysis of Russian teen magazines from 2003

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Title:
Beauty in post-Soviet Russia: A contradictory freedom. An analysis of Russian teen magazines from 2003
Author:
Skvarek, Anne Marie
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis is an exploration of the content of Russian teen magazines published in 2003 meant for a female audience. Given that glossy magazines for female teenagers did not appear in Russia until 1991, the long-term effect of the messages these magazines engender is yet to fully be seen in the generations coming of age in post-Soviet society. This thesis is a first attempt to speculate on the effect these magazines are having on Russian teen girls. By analyzing the strategies used in these magazines to promote fashion, cosmetics, skin care and body image, we can perceive the ways in which Western norms of feminine beauty have been successfully imported to Russia during the last 15 years. This study examines the ideal of the "beautiful" female body propagated throughout the Soviet era, and how this ideal changed with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Implications for further research are discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Women's Studies.; Mass Communications.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Russian and Slavic Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Polowy, Teresa

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleBeauty in post-Soviet Russia: A contradictory freedom. An analysis of Russian teen magazines from 2003en_US
dc.creatorSkvarek, Anne Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkvarek, Anne Marieen_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an exploration of the content of Russian teen magazines published in 2003 meant for a female audience. Given that glossy magazines for female teenagers did not appear in Russia until 1991, the long-term effect of the messages these magazines engender is yet to fully be seen in the generations coming of age in post-Soviet society. This thesis is a first attempt to speculate on the effect these magazines are having on Russian teen girls. By analyzing the strategies used in these magazines to promote fashion, cosmetics, skin care and body image, we can perceive the ways in which Western norms of feminine beauty have been successfully imported to Russia during the last 15 years. This study examines the ideal of the "beautiful" female body propagated throughout the Soviet era, and how this ideal changed with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Implications for further research are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectMass Communications.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRussian and Slavic Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPolowy, Teresaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1420284en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b4671165xen_US
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