Do you suffer from urbanitis? Gender, cybernetics, and environmental concerns in the 1970s Estonian SSR with Epp Annus
Thursday, February 22, 2024
206 Ingraham Hall
In the novel’s view, at the outset of the information age, humanity was suffering a deep and multifaceted global crisis: growing commodification, unrestrained urbanization, and polluted air and water were all producing a sense of shared insecurity and uncertainty, impacting the most intimate spheres of everyday life. This talk situates Beekman’s novel within the media discussions in the 1970s Estonian SSR concerning gender, cybernetics, and the global environmental crisis.