By Suvi Salmenniemi
Social differentiation, poverty and the emergence of the newly wealthy occasioned via the cave in of the Soviet Union have seldom been analysed from a category point of view. Rethinking type in Russia addresses this absence through exploring the way during which category positions are built and negotiated within the new Russia. Bringing an ethnographic and cultural stories method of the subject, this publication demonstrates that classification is a significant 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 offering the most recent empirical learn, this interdisciplinary quantity brings jointly paintings from either Western and Russian students on quite a number spheres and practices, together with pop culture, politics, social coverage, intake, schooling, paintings, kinfolk and daily life.
By attractive with discussions in new classification research and through highlighting how the good judgment of world neoliberal capitalism is appropriated and negotiated vis-à-vis the Soviet hierarchies of worth and price, this booklet deals a multifaceted and thoroughly contextualized photograph of sophistication family members 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 is going to entice people with pursuits in sociology, anthropology, geography, political technology, gender reviews, Russian and jap eu reviews, and media and cultural studies.