Wandering Workers: Mores, Behavior, Way of Life, and Political Status of Domestic Russian Labor Migrants (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society #141) (Paperback)

Wandering Workers: Mores, Behavior, Way of Life, and Political Status of Domestic Russian Labor Migrants (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society #141) By Juri Plusnin, Yana Zausaeva, Natalia Zhidkevich Cover Image

Wandering Workers: Mores, Behavior, Way of Life, and Political Status of Domestic Russian Labor Migrants (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society #141) (Paperback)

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This timely book offers a fresh perspective on the issue of contemporary migratory labor, otkhodnichestvo, in Russia--the temporary departure of inhabitants from small towns and villages for short-term jobs in the major cities of Russia. Although otkhodnichestvo is a mass phenomenon, it is not reflected in official economic statistics. Based on numerous interviews with otkhodniks and local experts, this stunningly original work focuses on the central and northern regions of European Russia. The authors draw a social portrait of the contemporary otkhodnik and offer a sociological assessment of the economic and political status these "wandering workers" live with.
Juri Plusnin is professor in the Department for Public Administration at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. Yana Zausaeva, Natalia Zhidkevich, and Artemy Pozanenko are analysts at the Laboratory for Local Administration at the HSE.
Product Details ISBN: 9783838207131
ISBN-10: 3838207130
Publisher: Ibidem Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2015
Pages: 300
Language: English
Series: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society