Unmaking of Soviet Life Everyday Economies after Socialism

ISBN-10: 0801487730

ISBN-13: 9780801487736

Edition: 2002

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Description: The Unmaking of Soviet Life brings together ten essays from award-winning author Caroline Humphrey. Humphrey explores such topics as the mafia, barter, bribery, and the new shamanism, locating them in the experiences of a wide range of subjects.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Caroline Humphrey is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hull.

List of Illustrations
Foreword: The Shifting Fields of Culture and Society after Socialism
Note on Transliteration
Abbreviations and Terms
Introduction
The Politics of Locality in an Unstable State
"Icebergs," Barter, and the Mafia in Provincial Russia
Mythmaking, Narratives, and the Dispossessed in Russia
Creating a Culture of Disillusionment: Consumption in Moscow, a Chronicle of Changing Times
Strategies beyond the Law
Traders, "Disorder," and Citizenship Regimes in Provincial Russia
Russian Protection Rackets and the Appropriation of Law and Order
Rethinking Bribery in Contemporary Russia
Rethinking Personhood
Avgai Khad: Theft and Social Trust in Postcommunist Mongolia
The Domestic Mode of Production in Post-Soviet Siberia?
The Villas of the "New Russians": A Sketch of Consumption and Cultural Identity in Post-Soviet Landscapes
Shamans in the City
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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