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Fisher Workshop - "The Soviet Home: Domestic Ideology and Practice"

Event Type
REEEC; Center for Advanced Study; Department of History; Department of English; Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory; Beckman Institute
101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820)
Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017   All Day
Deirdre Harshman
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Conference & Workshops

“Home” is a universal but diffuse category, one that suggests a common sense of belonging and even nostalgia, while simultaneously dependent on individual or group subjectivities. Within Russian and Soviet studies, the concept of home has played a critical role in many fields, including the study of political culture, everyday life, gender and sexualities, work and labor, consumer patterns, and childhood. The concept of the home—and its sometimes adjunct ‘homelessness’—also invokes questions about the meanings of modernity, the categories of public and private life, and of Russian-then-Soviet development vis a vis the image of the West.

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