Recommended Further Reading

*This a list of recommended further reading featuring texts that didn’t make it into the final syllabus. This list is by no means comprehensive; I welcome suggestions.


Baranovich, Nimrod. 2003. China’s New Voices: Popular Music, Gender, and Politics, 1978-1997. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 108-189.

Buchanan, Donna A. 2006. Performing Democracy: Bulgarian Music and Musicians in Transition. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.

Cooley, Timothy J. 2005. Making music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Music. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Gal, Susan and Gail Kligman. 2000. The Politics of Gender After Socialism: A Comparative-Historical Essay. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Galich, Aleksandr, and Gerald Stanton Smith. 1983. Songs & poems. Ann Arbor: Ardis.

Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. 2006. The politics of small things: the power of the powerless in dark times. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Introduction.

Gorsuch, Anne E. and Diane P. Koenker. 2006. Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist Under Capitalism and Socialism. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.

Hann, Christopher. 2002. Postsocialism: Ideals, Ideologies and Practices in Eurasia. London: Routledge.

Havel, Václav, and John Keane. 1985. The Power of the Powerless: Citizens against the State in Central Eastern Europe. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

Helbig, Adriana N. 2014. Hip Hop Ukraine: Music, Race, and African Migration. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Klid, Bohdan. 2007. “Rock, Pop and Politics in Ukraine’s 2004 Presidential Campaign and Orange Revolution.” The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics no. 23 (1): 118-137.

Kraus, Richard Curt. 1989. Pianos and politics in China: Middle-class Ambitions and the Struggle over Western Music. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Lazarski, Christopher. 1992. “Vladimir Vysotsky and His Cult.” Russian Review no. 51 (1): 58-71.

Lemon, Alaina. 2000. Between two fires : Gypsy performance and Romani memory from Pushkin to postsocialism. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press.

MacFadyen, David. 2001. Red Stars: Personality and the Soviet Popular Song, 1955-1991. Montreal & Kingston, London, Ithaca: McGill-Queen’s Univeristy Press.

Manuel, Peter. 1987. “Marxism, Nationalism and Popular Music in Revolutionary Cuba”. Popular Music 6 (2). Cambridge University Press: 161–78. http://www.jstor.org/stable/853419.

Martin, Terry. 2001. Affirmative action empire: nations and nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press.

Mitchell, Tony. 1992. “Mixing pop and politics: rock music in Czechoslovakia before and after the Velvet Revolution.” Popular Music 11(2): 187-203.

Nadelson, Reggie. 1991. Comrade Rockstar: The Story of the Search for Dean Reed. London: Random House.

Nelson, Amy. 2004. Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early Soviet Russia. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Nercessian, Andy. 2000. “A Look at the Emergence of the Concept of National Culture in Armenia: The Former Soviet Folk Ensemble.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music no. 31 (1):79-94.

Orlov, Vladimir. 2013. “Prokofiev and the Myth of the Father of Nations: The Cantata Zdravitsa.” The Journal of Musicology no. 30 (4):577-620.

Ramet, Sabrina P. 1994. Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

Rice, Timothy. 2002. “Bulgaria or Chalgaria: The Attenuation of Bulgarian Nationalism in a Mass Mediated Popular Music.” Yearbook for Traditional Music 34: 25-46.

Schmelz, Peter John. 2009. Such freedom, if only musical: Unofficial Soviet Music During the Thaw. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Schwarz, Boris. 1983. Music and Musical Life in Soviet Russia (1917-1981). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Slobin, Mark. 1996. Retuning Culture: Musical Changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Durham: Duke University Press.

Sonevytsky, Maria and Adrian Ivakhiv. 2016. “Late Soviet Discourses of ‘Nature’ and the Natural: Musical Avtentyka, Native Faith and ‘Cultural Ecology’ after Chornobyl.” In Current Directions in Ecomusicology, edited by Aaron S. Allen and Kevin Dawe, 135-146. New York: Routledge.

Sosin, Gene. 1975. “Magnitizdat: Uncensored Songs of Dissent.” In Dissent in the USSR: Politics, Ideology, and People, edited by Rudolf L. Tökés, 276-309. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Steiner, Peter. 2008. “Introduction: On Samizdat, Tamizdat, Magnitizdat, and Other Strange Words That Are Difficult to Pronounce.” Poetics Today no. 29 (4): 613-628.

Stokes, Martin. 2002. “Marx, Money, and Musicians.” In Music and Marx: Ideas, Practice Politics,, edited by Regula Qureshi, 139-165. New York: Routledge.

Tochka, Nicholas. “Pussy Riot, freedom of expression, and popular music studies after the Cold War.” Popular Music 32.2 (2013): 303-311.

Verdery, Katherine. 1996. What was Socialism, and What Comes Next? Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Yurchak, Alexei. 2015. “Bodies of Lenin: The Hidden Science of Communist Sovereignty.” Representations no. 129:116-157.