By Douglas R. Weiner
Weiner portrays nature security activists now not as do-or-die resisters to the process, nor as inoffensive do-gooders. really, they took good thing about an unpoliced realm of speech and job and of the patronage via middle-level Soviet officers to fight for a softer route to improvement. within the method, they defended self sufficient social identities within the face of a approach that sought to impose reputable versions of habit, ethics, and id for all. Written in a full of life type, this soaking up tale tells for the 1st time how equipped participation in nature safeguard supplied an enviornment for declaring and perpetuating self-generated social identities within the USSR and keeping a counterculture whose legacy survives today.
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A Little Corner of Freedom: Russian Nature Protection from Stalin to Gorbachev by Douglas R. Weiner