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Частно пространство при социализма?
Private Space under Socialism?

Author(s): Nina Nikolova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This text does not aspire at an exhaustive and categorical answer to the question of ‘private space under socialism’, it only attempts at delineating a field in which one could deliberate on this problem. The study has as its historical context roughly the first four decades of the history of Soviet Russia. Starting from the genesis and description of two sociologically relevant phenomena – the kommunalka and the queue, it raises the hypothesis that in this period in Soviet Russia a specific bodily mass is formed, that individuals seem to become melted into a kind of ‘body dough’. The private space as a hideaway is replaced by the refuge of the ‘uterine mass’: to hide, you must melt into the mass, you must be visible and tangible from all sides, because the less you are different the more secure and safe you are.

  • Issue Year: 43/2011
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 148-164
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian