The Unofficial Field of Late Soviet Culture

@article{Komromi2007TheUF,
  title={The Unofficial Field of Late Soviet Culture},
  author={Anna Kom{\'a}romi},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={66},
  pages={605 - 629}
}
This article proposes a new interdisciplinary model for investigating unofficial culture and dissident social activity in the post-Stalin period. Although binary oppositions like art versus politics and unofficial versus official are recognized today to be ideologically implicated and critically outmoded, Ann Komaromi argues that they have a certain usefulness when reconceived as structural components of an autonomous unofficial field. This critical model is developed with polemical reference… 
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