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Everyday post-socialism : working-class communities in the Russian margins

Author: Jeremy Morris
Publisher: [London] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a rich ethnographic account of blue-collar workers' everyday life in a central Russian industrial town coping with simultaneous decline and the arrival of transnational corporations. 'Everyday Post-Socialism' demonstrates how people manage to remain satisfied, despite the crisis and relative poverty they faced after the fall of socialist projects and the social trends associated with neoliberal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Morris
ISBN: 9781349950881 1349950882
OCLC Number: 952789515
Description: xxvii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Spaces and Places.- Introduction: The `Worthless' Dowry of Soviet Industrial Modernity.- 1. Blue-collar Personhood after the Factory.- 2. Informal Economy: going underground but coming out of the shadows.- 3. A Woman's Kingdom? Affect, care and regendering labour.- Part II: Unhomely Presents - Uncertain Futures.- 4. Unhomely Presents: Trauma and values of endurance among older people.- 5. No Country for Young Men: encountering neoliberalism in transnational corporations.- Part III: On Personhoods in Place.- 6. Intimate Ethnography and Cross-cultural Research.- Conclusions. Making Habitable Lives in Small-town Russia.
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