By Inna Kochetkova
Russia is without doubt one of the few international locations on the earth the place intellectuals existed as a social crew and shared a special social identification. This e-book specializes in the most very important and influential teams of Russian intellectuals - the Nineteen Sixties new release of shestidesyatniki - usually thought of the final embodiment of the classical culture of the intelligentsia. They committed their lives to protecting 'socialism with a human face', authored Perestroika, and have been therefore demonised whilst the reforms failed. It investigates how those intellectuals have been suffering from the transition to the hot post-Soviet Russia, and the way they answered to the feedback.
Unlike different experiences in this topic, which view the Russian intelligentsia as easily an objectively present team, this e-book portrays the intelligentsia as a cultural tale or fable, revealing that the intelligentsia's life is a functionality of the intellectuals' skills to build ethical arguments. Drawing from large unique empirical study, together with life-story interviews with the Russian intellectuals, it exhibits how the shestidesyatniki creatively mobilised the parable as they tried to fix their broken public image.
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The Myth of the Russian Intelligentsia: Old Intellectuals in the New Russia (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies) by Inna Kochetkova