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Rethinking Class in Russia.

Author: Suvi Salmenniemi
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By engaging with discussions in new class analysis and by highlighting how the logic of global neoliberal capitalism is appropriated and negotiated vis-à-vis the Soviet hierarchies of value and worth, this book offers a multifaceted and carefully contextualized picture of class relations and identities in contemporary Russia and makes a contribution to the theorisation of class and inequality in a post-Cold War era.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Salmenniemi, Suvi.
Rethinking Class in Russia.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suvi Salmenniemi
ISBN: 9781409421382 1409421384
OCLC Number: 793193135
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Rethinking Class in Russia; 1 Class Analysis in the USSR and Contemporary Russia; Part I Class in Public Discourses; 2 Business for Pleasure: Elite Women in the Russian Popular Media; 3 Post-Soviet Khoziain: Class, Self and Morality in Russian Self-help Literature; 5 Political Parties and the Construction of Social Class in Russia; Part II Classed Practices; 6 Making and Managing Class: Employment of Paid Domestic Workers in Russia. 7 'We are Not Rich Enough to Buy Cheap Things': Clothing Consumption of the St. Petersburg Middle Class8 Women's Use of Legal Advice and Claims in Contemporary Russia: The Impact of Gender and Class; Part III Living Class; 9 Wealth Brings Health? Class, Body and Health in Russia; 10 Class Differences and Social Mobility amongst College-educated Young People in Russia; 11 Re-inventing Themselves? Gender, Employment and Subjective Well-being amongst Young Working-class Russians; 12 The Excluded Class: Russia's Forgotten Middle-aged Men; Afterword: Thinking and Rethinking Class; Index.

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Social differentiation, poverty and the emergence of the newly rich occasioned by the collapse of the Soviet Union have seldom been analysed from a class perspective. This book addresses this absence  Read more...

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'Tackling one of the most difficult questions in contemporary Russian Studies, this collection asks: "What is the meaning of 'class ' in post-socialist society?" Drawing on extensive empirical Read more...

 
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