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Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies

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April 2019

Vítězslav Sommer, Visegrad Talk, ‘Social Sciences and ‘Socialist Life Style’ in Czechoslovakia 1968–1989′

April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Although Stalinist ideologues and artists highlighted the idea of “new socialist man” in the 1950s, and reform communist scholars critically explored the issues of consumerism and leisure under socialism in the 60s, it was a “consolidated” sociology after 1968 that made “socialist life style” a crucial research topic in social sciences and humanities. The research agenda was rigidly ideological, highlighting sharp dichotomies between socialist and capitalist societies while aiming to contribute to welfare and cultural policies of Czechoslovakia after the…

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Discussion with Masha Vlasova

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Using film and sculpture, artist Masha Vlasova will explore the shifting social, political and historical roles of monuments, public sculptures and yard art in Central Asia and the United States. Her talk will address three modes of public marking within an urban space where previously distinct boundaries become imprecise: Lenin’s monument in Kyrgyzstan, the public works by the American sculptor John Henry and one man’s exquisite yard art collection. Vlasova is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She holds a masters of…

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