Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity

Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity

Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity

Performing Russia: Folk Revival and Russian Identity

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I wish to express gratitude first to the many people who aided my research and travels in Russia. The Kabanov family, Natal'ia and Katia Giliarovy, the Glumovy, Kozlovy, and Karimovy families, Viacheslav Asanov, the Minyonok family, and the late Dmitri Pokrovsky, all offered immense support, hospitality and guidance and were the source of innumerable connections. I am beholden also to Ol'ga and Galina Bologovy, Elena Bogina, Dmitrii Zakharov, Julia and Tania Smirnovy, Ol'ga Nikitenko, Elena Loktionova, Valerii Zhuk, Marina Mironova, Petr Dudin, Vladimir Povetkin, Natal'ia Popova, the Bessonovy family, Elena Boronina, Sergei Starostin, Aleksei Shilin, Natasha Zhuravel', Marina Novitskaia, Zinaida Gubareva, Valentina Kubrakova, and the Ivanovy family.

The Moscow Linguistics Institute sponsored me as a scholar, and my unofficial scholarly 'home' was the Moscow Conservatory; the Union of Folklore Ensembles also provided support and materials. The American Council of Teachers of Russian offered critical administrative help and funding in Moscow. My research was also funded by the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research, the Social Science Research Council, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. I received essential and very competent assistance from the Interlibrary Loan department of University of Colorado Libraries.

Barbara Engel gave me the idea to write this book and offered invaluable advice and comments at many stages of researching and writing. Mark Leiderman's and Eric Naiman's comments and ideas on chapters and drafts were particularly inspiring.

I much appreciate the labors of those American colleagues who commented on chapters and/or papers; they include Donna Buchanan, Rimgaila Salys, Natalie Kononenko, Elizabeth Kostova, Michael Finke, Julie Lancaster, and Thorn Roby. Martin Daughtry, Laurel Isbister, and Arthur Joyce provided suggestions regarding methodological questions. I thank my colleagues at CU-Boulder for taking on extra teaching and administrative duties during my absences and while I was writing intensively. Warm thanks go to student assistants Greg Wuthrich, April Veen, and Svetlana Nevostrueva. My gratitude goes to this book's anonymous

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