«ДОЧКИ-МАТЕРИ»: ЖЕНСКИЕ АЛЛЕГОРИИ ЭТНОРЕГИОНОВ РОССИИ В ПОСТСОВЕТСКОЙ МОНУМЕНТАЛЬНОЙ РИТОРИКЕ
"MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS": FEMALE ALLEGORIES OF RUSSIA’S ETHNIC REGIONS IN THE POSTSOVIET MONUMENTAL RHETORIC

Author(s): Denis Sergeevich Dokuchaev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Cultural history, Aesthetics, Gender history, Sociology of Culture, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Издатель Наталья Докучаева
Keywords: regional identity; the Motherland; monuments; memorials; symbolic politics; the maternal symbol; the post-Soviet Russia;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the post-Soviet monumental maternal imagery in Russia’s ethnic regions. The author supposes that monumental sculpture has a special place in the regions’ symbolic space. It serves as a form of ideology. Monuments, bas-reliefs, sculptural groups are used in the visualization of topics, important for the state propaganda. The monumental image, focused primarily on the spatial visualization ability, is more effective than any other arguments. The author analyzes four maternal imageries: "Mother Buryatia", "Mother Chuvashia", "Mother Yakutia" and "Mother-Yugra". All these monuments continue both the pre-revolutionary traditions and the canons of Soviet aesthetics. Maternal monumental rhetoric of Russia’s ethnic regions can be different in form but similar in the content. The idea of the native land, combined with the idea of the mother, is reflected in various monuments.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 82-95
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Russian