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The word "freedom" is in danger of becoming a distorted and tired cliché. In Another Freedom, Svetlana Boym explores the rich cross-cultural history of the idea of freedom, from its origins in ancient Greece through the present day, suggesting that our attempts to imagine freedom should occupy the space of not only "what is" but also "what if." Beginning with notions of

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Hardcover, 376 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by University Of Chicago Press (first published May 15th 2010)
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Svetlana Boym is the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University, and a media artist, playwright, and novelist. She is also an associate of the Graduate School of Design and Architecture at Harvard University.

Boym's written work explores relationships between utopia and kitsch, between memory and modernity, and between homesickness and sickness of hom
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