Danny and Derek sit down with Sudha Rajagopalan, Senior Lecturer in East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, to discuss her book Journeys of Soviet Things, an oral history of socialist globalization focusing on the journeys of Cold War era Soviet objects in Cuba and India. The conversation explores why Sudha focused on banal objects, what Soviet-made household technologies meant to people in Cuba and India, people’s views of American-produced goods of the time, whether a transnational identity was forged through these objects, and more.
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Free Bonus - Soviet Material Culture in Cuba and India w/ Sudha Rajagopalan
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