THE STORY OF SIAL AS TOLD THROUGH THE TWO ARCHIVAL OBJECTS: AN IMAGE AND A LETTER

Ana Miljački
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

ABSTRACT
“We will begin to discover, indeed we are already doing so, that people formed in a nonmarket non-consumer-consumptive society do not think like we do. Indeed, if we resist the temptation (now everywhere resurgent) to attribute such differences to the old stereotypes of nationalism and ethnic peculiarity – here the differences in some properly Slavic weltanschauung – we may well even discover the rudiments and the nascent forms of a new form of socialist culture that is utterly unlike “socialist realism” and intimates some far future of human history the rest of us are not in a position to anticipate.”
Fredric Jameson, The Seeds of Time, p 74.

 

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SAJ Vol. 1, 2009, No. 3