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International conference „Disclosing Invisible Society: Informal And Concealed Social Networks Under Communism“

2014-11-27 Institute News
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IIRPS VU invites you to an international conference “Disclosing Invisible Society: Informal And Concealed Social Networks Under Communism”. It will take place on December 5–6, 2014, at IIRPS VU (Room 402), starting from 8.30 a. m. Please see the programme here.

The keynote speech will be delivered by prof. John Skvoretz (Structural Signatures and Hidden Networks:  Statistical Models for Social Networks in Totalitarian Social Orders). Other papers are organized into sections as follows:

  • Unveiling the Structure of Underground Society
  • Acting in Secret: Samizdat Networks and Religious Underground
  • How to “Drop out of the System“? Lifestyle as a Trajectory of Nonconformism
  • Confronted by the Soviet System: Tactics of Subjugation and Conversion
  • Networking Within the System: Informal Networks of Power
  • Black Market Economy and “Blat” Networks in the Soviet Period: Notions, Structures and Consequences
  • Trapped in The Past? Legacies of Communist Networks in Post-Communist Societies

The Conference is organized as a part of the research project “Invisible Society of Soviet-era Lithuania: the Revision of Distinction between Systemic and Non-systemic Social Networks“ funded by the European Social Fund under the Global Grant measure.


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