Dig Deeper: Dr. Mark Lawrence Schrad discusses Vodka Politics
This Wednesday, Nov. 13, Mark Lawrence Schrad, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, will deliver a lecture as part of our ongoing Scholarship@Villanova event series.
Dr. Schrad’s talk is entitled “Understanding Putin’s Russia through the Bottom of the Bottle,” and will analyze alcohol politics as a means for uncovering deep tensions within Russia’s culture and economy. The New York Times published several of Dr. Schrad’s op-eds on this subject, which he investigates in greater detail in his forthcoming book Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy and the Secret History of the Russian State.
This week’s Dig Deeper material, found below, was compiled by research librarian and liaison to the Department of Political Science, Merrill Stein.
Boycotting Vodka Won’t Help Russia’s Gays: Commentary
Will a Boycott Help Russia’s Gays?
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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
ABSEES – American Bibliography of Slavic & East European Studies (EBSCO)
The political power of bad ideas : networks, institutions, and the global prohibition wave by Mark Lawrence Schrad.
Living water : vodka and Russian society on the eve of emancipation by David Christian.
Under the influence : working-class drinking, temperance, and cultural revolution in Russia, 1895-1932 by Kate Transchel.
The alcoholic empire : vodka & politics in late Imperial Russia by Patricia Herlihy.
The human tradition in modern Russia
Alcohol in popular culture an encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Russian History : See Vodka, Alcohol Monopoly
The current digest of the Russian press
The Current digest of the post-Soviet press
Select relevant articles:
Schrad,Mark Lawrence. 2007. “Constitutional Blemishes: American Alcohol Prohibition and Repeal as Policy Punctuation.” Policy Studies Journal 35 (3) (Aug 2007):437-63.
Schrad, Mark L. 2004. “Rag Doll Nations and the Politics of Differentiation on Arbitrary Borders: Karelia and Moldova.” Nationalities Papers 32(2):457-496
The suppression of vodka. (1915). The British Medical Journal, 1(2821), 171-172.
Review of book by Dr. Schrad: A Review of A contemporary history of alcohol in Russia.
Article by Corey Arnold, writer and intern on the Communication and Service Promotion team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.
Research links provided by Merrill Stein, team leader of the Assessment team and liaison to the Department of Political Science.
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