The fourth in a special five-part series on generational consciousness and conflict.
In this episode, we examine Generation X – the generation of the End of History. How was this generation overshadowed by the Boomer’s failures? In the Eastern Bloc, the fall of Soviet regimes was a traumatic moment – how did this shape consciousness? And how did the Iranian Revolution – and subsequent war – shape the political perspectives of Iranians?
- Maren Thom, film scholar
- Alexei Yurchak, professor of anthropology at Berkeley
Jennie Bristow, senior lecturer in sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University
Josh Glenn, semiotician, author, and publisher of HiLoBrow
- Arash Azizi, historian of Iran at New York University
- Felix Krawatzek, political scientist at the Centre for East European and International Studies in Berlin
Original music by: Jonny Mundey
Kit Kruger / Freakin’ Freefall / courtesy of epidemicsound.com