The Question of Dissidence
From the "Testimony view" to the "dissident" conception
The "dissident" conception versus "open" meaning
The culture of dissidence
Does the "dissident" conception trivialise Shostakovich?
The dissident experience
Anti-revisionism versus the "dissident" conception
Did the Soviets know that Shostakovich was a dissident?
The concept of "secret dissidence"
Dissident or intelligent?
Anti-revisionism as anti-contextualism
Rejecting the dissident conception: simple denial
Rejecting the dissident conception: specific works
Dissidence or "bearing witness"?
Rejecting the dissident conception: misrepresentation
"Unreliable" evidence -- anti-revisionism attacks witnesses
Rejecting the dissident conception: motives
Shostakovich in tears
Why did Shostakovich weep?
Introspection and the impact of modernity
Beyond introspection: the communal response
Alternatives to the dissident conception
The hagiographical accusation