duminică, 8 ianuarie 2017

New book: Juliane Fürst, Josie McLellan (eds.), Dropping out of Socialism. The Creation of Alternative Spheres in the Soviet Bloc

„The essays in this collection make up the first study of «dropping out» of late state socialism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. From Leningrad intellectuals and Berlin squatters to Bosnian Muslim madrassa students and Romanian yogis, groups and individuals across the Eastern Bloc rejected mainstream socialist culture. In the process, multiple drop-out cultures were created, with their own spaces, music, values, style, slang, ideology and networks. Under socialism, this phenomenon was little-known outside the socialist sphere.