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Sociology of the Transcendental Delirium World


Manterys, Aleksander


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Abstract Analyzes the individual empire relationship in the USSR, treating Venedikt Yerofeyev's Moscow Pietushki as a superb instantiation of Soviet interaction rituals. The author rejects the Homo sovieticus model, the orthodox implementation of which leads to a recognition of individuals as puppets of the system. Analysis, inspired by Goffman's & Collins's findings, shows the social mechanisms that make possible the construction of a temporary world of transcendental delirium, located on the borderline of system reality. The constitution & duration of this anti-utopia system inside society reveal the relative autonomy of Soviet social actors: their conduct in this world is conditioned mainly by the availability of alcohol & the capability to play the 'parlor game.' Such analysis, which surveys the universal logic of interaction rituals, facilitates a reasonable comparison of the practices of Soviet actors with the practices of actors located on the 'friendly' peripheries of the system, & with the relevancy systems & the actions of the CEE & the Western bourgeoisie.
Klassifikation Soziologie von Gesamtgesellschaften
Freie Schlagwörter Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Individual Collective Relationship; Social Reality; Social Relations; Social Systems; Social Interaction
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2002
Seitenangabe S. 297-309
Zeitschriftentitel Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 38 (2002) 3
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet
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