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Book chapter

Gendered Identities Among Medical Professionals in Post-Socialist Russian Cinema

P. 231-244.
Abramov R. N., Iarskaia-Smirnova E. R., Салтыков Д. И.

This chapter focuses on the analysis of post-Soviet films and TV series dedicated to the medical profession, and it explores how the perception of gender and the representation of work practices among this professional group have changed in recent decades. The new cinematographic images are considered to be a result of Western cultural impact (after 1991) and Soviet cultural legacies.  The 2000s witnessed the return of the special attention to “doctors” and “medical professionals” as the heroes of post-socialist drama and melodrama. However, these images are often misogynistic, and it is possible to say that cinematographic metaphors reflect developments in social attitudes.

In book

Gendered Identities Among Medical Professionals in Post-Socialist Russian Cinema
Edited by: Y. Gradskova, I. A. Morell. Routledge, 2018.