Professor Alexei Yurchak's 2006 book Everything was Forever Until it was No More coined the term "hypernormalisation" to describe the sensation felt by the citizens of the Soviet Union briefly before its collapse. His concept has been garnering attention recently, most notably in a recent Adam Curtis BBC documentary. It's also been mentioned in a few recent articles in the New Yorker and The Guardian. You can find out more about the documentary and read some articles about Hypernormalisation in the links below.
Adam Curtis BBC Documentary "Hypernormalisation" Inspired by Professor Alexei Yurchak
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 14:30
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