Serguei Alex. Oushakine. The Patriotism of Despair: Nation, War, and Loss in Russia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009

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A leading voice of social anthropology on the post-socialist world, Serguei Oushakine has for some years published a consistent body of work on questions regarding changes occurring in post-Soviet societies, including  Travma-punkty co-edited with Elena Trubina in 2009, which explored the social aftermath of biographical and collective breaking points, and more recently In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia, co-edited with Costica Bradatan in 2010 and devoted to the transformations of the intelligentsia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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