This study examines American portrayals of Russian privatization in the post Cold-War era and what these portrayals reveal about American cultural preoccupations. The theoretical framework for this study rests on how ethnic identity is maintained through symbols, images, and stereotypes. Using content analysis, sixteen randomly picked articles from two popular American newspapers and two popular American magazines are analyzed for underlying themes relating to American cultural values and beliefs. The results are compared with media images during the Cold War in order to show how imageshave changed from the political, economic, and social context in which the United States and Russia have evolved. Finally, this study discusses the impact that these current images may have on the future of the Russian nation.
Sociology and Anthropology
Kalbaugh, Jennifer L., "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, or Can You? Examining Cultural Assumptions Through American Media Portrayals of Russian Privatization" (1993). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5567.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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