Alessandro Russo has taught sociology at the University of Bologna. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Tsinghua University, Beijing. His works include Le rovine del mandato. La modernizzazione politica dell’educazione e della cultura cinesi [The Ruins of the Mandate: The Political Modernisation of Chinese Education and Culture] (Franco Angeli, 1985), La sociologia di Freud. Una lettura de ‘Il disagio della civiltà’ [Freud’s Sociology: A Reading of ‘The Malaise of Civilisation’] (Franco Angeli, 2013), editing the Italian edition of Durkheim’s Pedagogical Evolution in France: History of Secondary Education (Bononia University Press, 2006), and Cultural Revolution and Revolutionary Culture (Duke University Press, 2020). He is currently working on a project about China in the Cold War.

Cultural Revolution and Revolutionary Culture: A Conversation with Alessandro Russo

Alessandro Russo’s groundbreaking work Cultural Revolution and Revolutionary Culture (Duke University Press, 2020) revisits the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution—a revolutionary process the inheritance of which is still open, even though most of the world, and China in particular, has all but disowned it. In his book, Russo excavates the unfinished work, theoretical debates, and possibilities […]

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