A book discussion with author Alexei Yurchak, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, and discussant Akhil Gupta, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
"In this remarkable book, Alexei Yurchak asks: How can we account for the paradox that Soviet people both experienced their system as immutable and yet were unsurprised by its end? In answering this question, he develops a brilliant, entirely novel theory of the nature of Soviet socialism and the reasons for its collapse." – Katherine Verdery
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies
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