Everything Was Forever Until

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This week’s podcast is the sixth and final event from Pitt REEES Spring Interview Series Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.

Go here for all the events in the series.

Guest:

Alexei Yurchak is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley. He’s the author of Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation and many other articles on the intersections of ideology, language, aesthetics and culture. He’s currently finishing up a book on the materiality and meaning of Vladimir Lenin’s body.

Music:

Jawbreaker, “Boxcar,” 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, 1994.