|dc.description.abstract||The paper examines certain peculiarities of the Soviet culture focusing on its relation to the values
of the past, its origins, and its adaptation in the Lithuanian cultural environment. Semanticcommunicative
methodology analyses essential features and peculiarities of the Soviet culture.
What sources of the past were employed to construct the new ideals? What features of the former
“bourgeois” culture were transformed and adapted? How did it deal with the problems of cultural
heritage and what historical events, personalities, phenomena, topics and objects were selected
and transformed? Chronologically research focuses on the Stalin era when the main features of the
Soviet mythology were constructed that remained valid during the later periods.
The research showed that Soviet culture developed gradually creating original and authentic
forms that can be easily recognized today. However, it also selected from traditional aesthetic
norms and values required by the official canon. It had to match criteria of accessibility (folk and
heroic), romanticism, monumentality, realism and classicism to name a few.
Soviet culture used four main historical sources: antique culture and aesthetics (especially that
of the Roman Empire), mimesis of Christian liturgy and dogmatism, selected folk culture and arts
aimed to create mass identity, as well as adaptation and re-interpretation of national signs and symbols.
The latest was most problematic for the regime as it raised unfavorable nationalist potential.
Despite these essential historical sources Soviet culture consciously avoided developing cultural
continuity. All the sources were carefully filtered and mainly exploited as a form to fill with a new
ideological content. As a result it only became a stylized aesthetic form of the past.||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartof||Darbai ir dienos, 2009, nr. 52, p. 85-104||lt_LT|
|dc.rights||Sutarties data 2013-06-04, nr. A1221, prieinamas tik VDU intranete iki 2014-12-10||lt_LT|
|dc.title||Sovietinės kultūros šaltiniai : tarp futurizmo ir paseizmo||lt_LT|
|dc.title.alternative||Sources of Soviet culture: between futurism and pastism||en_US|
|dc.type||Straipsnis / Article|
|dc.subject.udc||008 Civilizacija. Kultūra / Civilization. Culture|
|Appears in Collections:||Darbai ir dienos / Deeds and Days 2009, nr. 52|