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Everyday Post-Socialism : Working-Class Communities in the Russian Margins

Author: Jeremy Morris
Publisher: London Palgrave Macmillan UK Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Libros electrónicos
Recursos electrónicos
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Morris
ISBN: 9781349950898 1349950890
OCLC Number: 979899507
Description: 1 recurso en línea 1 online resource (XXVII, 261 p. 7 illustrations, 6 illustrations in color.)
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.
Responsibility: by Jeremy Morris.

Abstract:

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 transformation. Morris shows the 'other life' in today's Russia which is not present in mainstream academic discourse or even in the media in Russia itself. This book offers co-presence and a direct understanding of how the local community lives a life which is not only bearable, but also preferable and attractive when framed in the categories of 'habitability', commitment and engagement, and seen in the light of alternative ideas of worth and specific values. Topics covered include working-class identity, informal economy, gender relations and transnational corporations.

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