Rethinking Class in Russia by Suvi Salmenniemi

By Suvi Salmenniemi

Social differentiation, poverty and the emergence of the newly wealthy occasioned by means of the cave in of the Soviet Union have seldom been analysed from a category standpoint. Rethinking category in Russia addresses this absence by way of exploring the style during which category positions are developed and negotiated within the new Russia. Bringing an ethnographic and cultural reviews method of the subject, this e-book demonstrates that type is a important axis alongside which strength and inequality are equipped in Russia, revealing how symbolic, cultural and emotional dimensions are deeply intertwined with fiscal and fabric inequalities.

Thematically prepared and proposing the most recent empirical learn, this interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly paintings from either Western and Russian students on a number spheres and practices, together with pop culture, politics, social coverage, intake, schooling, paintings, family members and daily life.

By attractive with discussions in new category research and via highlighting how the good judgment of world neoliberal capitalism is appropriated and negotiated vis-à-vis the Soviet hierarchies of worth and value, this publication deals a multifaceted and thoroughly contextualized photo of sophistication kin and identities in modern Russia and makes a contribution to the theorisation of sophistication and inequality in a post-Cold conflict period. As such it's going to attract people with pursuits in sociology, anthropology, geography, political technological know-how, gender reports, Russian and jap eu experiences, and media and cultural studies.

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