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The unmaking of Soviet life : everyday economies after socialism / Caroline Humphrey.

Author/Creator:
Humphrey, Caroline.
Publication:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002.
Series:
Culture and society after socialism.
Culture & society after socialism
Format/Description:
Book
xxvii, 265 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions -- 1991-.
Post-communism -- Russia (Federation).
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-.
Mongolia -- Economic conditions.
Post-communism -- Mongolia.
Mongolia -- Social conditions.
Contents:
pt. 1. 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
pt. 2. 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
pt. 3. 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:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-258) and index.
ISBN:
0801439817 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801487730 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
48053756
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