The "Children of Perestroika" Come of Age: Young People of Moscow Talk about Life in the New Russia

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Deborah Adelman lives in Chicago and teaches at the College of DuPage. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. Her first visit to the Soviet Union, as a student, took place in 1978, and she has returned frequently since then, traveling throughout the country. While living in Moscow as a participant in a faculty exchange during 1988- 89, she conducted interviews that appear in The "Children of Perestroika": Moscow Teenagers Talk About Their Lives and the Future ( M.E. Sharpe, 1991). On her most recent visit to Moscow in the summer of 1992, she had follow-up interviews with these same "children of perestroika," which are presented in this companion volume--The "Children of Perestroika" Come of Age: Young People of Moscow Talk About Life in the New Russia.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • From Teenagers to Young Adults, 1989-1992 xv
  • Children of These Hungry Times 3
  • Marrying for Love 15
  • Still a Worker 35
  • Some Kind of Justice Will Come 55
  • I Don't like Living My Life According to the Plan 81
  • "Bomzh": No Fixed Address 97
  • I Want to Study 105
  • The Army Was Really an Important School for Me 117
  • Becoming a Farmer 131
  • Going into Business 141
  • I Hope My LIfe Will Have Some Meaning 173
  • Glossary 183
  • Index 187
  • About the Author 194
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