Author Archives: Don Raleigh

Soviet Baby Boomers-My Differences with Sergei Zhuk on the Methodology of Oral History

Sergei Zhuk and I have a different take on the purpose and merits of oral history.  As he put it, “I have some doubts about a reliability of the personal interviews as only one, primary source for the historical study.”  … Continue reading

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Soviet Baby Boomers-Clarifying My Views about Class

I thank Miriam for returning to the issue of class and to my terse remark about it in my posting in response to Catriona’s comments. I apologize for not being clear: I did not intend to suggest that class is … Continue reading

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Soviet Baby Boomers-Some Reflections on Catriona Kelly’s Remarks

Catriona raised some interesting points that I’d like to address. As she suggests, the uniqueness of oral testimonies lies in the fact that the investigator, in collaboration with his/her subjects, creates the sources—not the memories—upon which the historian’s work is … Continue reading

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Soviet Baby Boomers-Generation as an Analytical Category

I wish to thank the participants in this discussion for taking time in their busy schedules, not only to read my book, but also to share their impressions of it and to raise questions. I’m honored that such an esteemed … Continue reading

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