My new book The urban life of workers in post-Soviet Russia: Engaging in everyday struggle is going to be out in Manchester University Press in 2024. You can read its brief description below.

Despite the intense processes of deindustrialisation around the world, the working class continues playing an important role in post-industrial societies. However, working-class people are often stigmatized, morally judged and depicted negatively in dominant discourses.

The book challenges the stereotypical representations of workers, building on the results of a long-standing research into the everyday worlds of working-class and ordinary people residing in Russia’s post-industrial cities. The urban life of workers is centred on the stories of members of local communities presenting them as having a multitude of experiences and engaged in everyday struggle occurring in deindustrialising settings under neoliberal neo-authoritarianism.

It suggests a novel account of urban life in post-industrial cities. Drawing on the analysis of rich multi-sensory data obtained through the ethnographic study with the elements of arts-based research, the book presents a new genre of writing about working-class people influenced by the avant-garde documentary tradition and working-class literature.

More information will follow soon!

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