Sheila Fitzpatrick: SovietSpeak
25 May 2006
Show More Everything Was For Ever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation by Alexei Yurchak.
Princeton, 331 pp., £15.95, December 2005, 0 691 12117 6Show More
“... to a favourite Russian genre, the ‘history of my generation’, non-confessional autobiography that tells the story of a milieu rather than a person. But the disguise is heavy. Homi Bhabha, ClaudeLefort, Slavoj Žižek, Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Lacan, Tzvetan Todorov, Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler: an extraordinary range of theorists is included. Derrida, Bourdieu, Habermas, De Certeau and ...”