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The Resource Comradely greetings : the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj, Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Comradely greetings : the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj, Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

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Comradely greetings : the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj
Title
Comradely greetings
Title remainder
the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj
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Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
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Language
eng
Review
This short book consists of an exchange of letters between Tolokonnikova, a founder of the Russian "punk" rock group Pussy Riot and the Slovene philosopher and critic Žižek. The missives were written between August 2012 and March 2014, with Tolokonnikova writing from prison after her 2012 sentence for "hooliganism" following a Pussy Riot performance in a Russian Orthodox Church. Her account of forced labor is reminiscent of Soviet era dissidents ("Why I Am Going on Hunger Strike"), but both she and Žižek achieve a common vocabulary of neo-Marxist ideas which move from an abstraction of "global capitalism" to the quest for "dignity" that Žižek finds in opposition to globalization's consequences. The strength of the exchange lies in a common intellectual level that transcends each person's circumstance and their discussion of dissenters' current dilemmas. Tolokonnikova poignantly describes Pussy Riot as a "simplifying, modernizing mask that [like others] helps people of our generation to shake off cynicism and irony." VERDICT Regardless of one's attitude toward the authors' politics, the letters in this fascinating read help explain the vocabulary and sensibilities of current social protest.— Zachary Irwin, The Behrend Coll., Penn State Erie --Zachary Irwin (Reviewed November 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 18, p86)
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10394581
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QPPL
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Zizek, Slavoj
Dewey number
199.4973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Zizek, Slavoj
  • Tolokonnikova, Nadezhda
  • Philosophers
  • Singers
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the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj
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Comradely greetings : the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj, Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
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volume
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text
Control code
000053212719
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
vi, 106 pages
Isbn
9781781687734
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)870896649
Label
Comradely greetings : the prison letters of Nadya and Slavoj, Slavoj Zizek and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053212719
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
vi, 106 pages
Isbn
9781781687734
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)870896649

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