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Everything was forever, until it was no more : the last Soviet generation

Author: Alexei Yurchak
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Series: Information series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Du site de l'éditeur: Soviet socialism was based on paradoxes that were revealed by the peculiar experience of its collapse. To the people who lived in that system the collapse seemed both completely unexpected and completely unsurprising. At the moment of collapse it suddenly became obvious that Soviet life had always seemed simultaneously eternal and stagnating, vigorous and ailing, bleak and full of promise.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexei Yurchak
ISBN: 0691121168 9780691121161
OCLC Number: 470213042
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 299-318.
Description: 1 vol. (X-331 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1: Late Socialism An Eternal State 1 Chapter 2: Hegemony of Form Stalin's Uncanny Paradigm Shift 36 Chapter 3: Ideology Inside Out Ethics and Poetics 77 Chapter 4: Living "Vnye" Deterritorialized Milieus 126 Chapter 5: Imaginary West The Elsewhere of Late Socialism 158 Chapter 6: Tr ue Colors of Communism King Crimson, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd 207 Chapter 7: Dead Irony Necroaesthetics, "Stiob," and the Anekdot 238 Conclusion 282 Bibliography 299 Index 319
Series Title: Information series
Responsibility: Alexei Yurchak.
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Explores the paradoxes of Soviet life, during the period of "late socialism" (1960s-1980s) through the eyes of the last Soviet generation. Focusing on the major transformation of the 1950s at the  Read more...

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