Everyday Life Perspectives on Work, Home, and “the Soviet” from Estonia to Kyrgyzstan

Laura L. Adams, Gulnara Aitpaeva


The articles in this special section are the result of a three-year (2010–2013) teaching enhancement project “The Soviet in Everyday Life Past and Present,” funded by a Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching grant from the Open Society Foundation’s Higher Education Support Program. The project proposal was written by a group of social scientists from Kyrgyzstan and the United States (Laura Adams, Gulnara Aitpaeva, Serguei Oushakine, and John Schoberlein) who had been working in Soviet and post-Soviet space for decades and who were concerned about particular trends in higher education throughout the post-Soviet world.

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