Underground Publishing and the Public Sphere

ab 24,90 

Jan C. Behrends, Thomas Lindenberger (Eds.)

Transnational Perspectives

ISBN 978-3-643-90561-1
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2014
Seiten 360
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Wiener Studien zur Zeitgeschichte


Censorship and its counterpart, the `underground‘ production
and distribution of printed texts and images, existed ever
since a `public sphere‘ came into being. The volume
approaches this phenomenon by covering cases from the
Tsarist Empire, the Soviet Union, Central Europe, South
America and China. In a long-term as well as global
perspective, the well-known practise of samizdat under
communist rule may be understood as part of a long tradition
of underground publishing still relevant today in places
like Russia, Iran, or China.

Jan C. Behrends is researcher at the Centre
for Contemporary History in Potsdam, and teaches East
European History at Humboldt-University, Berlin.

Thomas Lindenberger is head of the department „Communism
and Society“ at the Centre for Contemporary History in
Potsdam and adjunct professor for Modern and Contemporary
History at the University of Potsdam.