Everyday Post-Socialism

Working-Class Communities in the Russian Margins

Authors: Morris, Jeremy

  • Includes rich ethnographic data
  • Makes a significant contribution to the emerging second generation of literature on postsocialism in sociology, anthropology and area studies that emphasises that there is life beyond crisis
  • Focuses on a much underexplored region, 25 years after the Soviet crisis
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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 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.

About the authors

Jeremy Morris is Co-director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham, UK. A disciplinary pluralist, his research aims to capture the actually lived experience of neoliberal and post-socialist transformation in Russia. He is co-editor of The Informal Post-Socialist Economy (2014) and Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces(Palgrave, 2015).

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The ‘Worthless’ Dowry of Soviet Industrial Modernity

    Morris, Jeremy

    Pages 3-51

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  • Blue-Collar Personhood After the Factory

    Morris, Jeremy

    Pages 53-85

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  • Informal Economy: Going Underground but Coming Out of the Shadows

    Morris, Jeremy

    Pages 87-121

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  • A Woman’s Kingdom? Affect, Care and Regendering Labour

    Morris, Jeremy

    Pages 123-148

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  • Unhomely Presents: Trauma and Values of Endurance Among Older People

    Morris, Jeremy

    Pages 151-188

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Everyday Post-Socialism
Book Subtitle
Working-Class Communities in the Russian Margins
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95089-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95089-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95088-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 261
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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