Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities: The Urban Landscape in the post-Soviet Era

Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities: The Urban Landscape in the post-Soviet Era

by Cordula Gdaniec (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857458131
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Space and Place , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cordula Gdaniec currently works at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst in a project on cultures of remembrance. From 2003-2008, she was a Research Fellow and Lecturer at Humboldt University in Berlin, involved in the project "Urban culture and ethnic representation Berlin and Moscow as emerging world cities?" at the Department of European Ethnology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Cultural Diversity Between Staging and the Everyday – Experiences from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Other Russian Cities. An Introduction

Cordula Gdaniec

Chapter 2. Is Chinese Space “Chinese?” New Migrants in St. Petersburg

Megan Dixon

Chapter 3. Contructions of the “Other”: Racialization of Migrants in Moscow and Novosibirsk

Larisa Kosygina

Chapter 4. Reshaping Living Space: Concepts of Home Represented by Women Migrants Working in St.Petersburg

Olga Brednikova and Olga Tkach

Chapter 5. African Communities in Moscow and St. Petersburg: Inclusion and Exclusion to Social Life in Russia

Svetlana Boltovskaya

Chapter 6. The Construction of ‘Marginality’ and ‘Normality’ – In Search of a Collective Identity Among Youth Cultural Scenes in Sochi

Irina Kosterina and Ulia Andreeva

Chapter 7. “You Know What Kind of Place This is, Don’t You?” An Exploration of Lesbian Spaces In Moscow

Katja Sarajeva

Chapter 8. Begging as Economic Practice: Urban Niches in Central St. Petersburg

Maria Scattone

Notes on Contributors

Index

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