On this webpage you can find information about my publications and media entries in English. My publications in Russian can be found here: Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ORCID,, Russian Science Citation Index.


Vanke, A. The urban life of workers in post-Soviet Russia: Engaging in everyday struggle. The book in progress to be published by Manchester University Press.

Selected journal articles

Vanke, A. (2023). Co-existing structures of feeling: Senses and imaginaries of industrial neighbourhoods. The Sociological Review, 0(0).

Vanke, A. (2015). Political Emotion: Russia’s 2011–2013 Mass Rallies. Russia’s Politics & Law, 53(5–6): 27–43.

Vanke, A. (2014). The Corporeality of Working-Class Men in Labour Regimes and the Private SphereLaboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research, 6(1): 154–158. An extended summary of the article published in Russian.

Book chapters and encyclopaedia entries

Vanke, A. (2023). Reconceptualising the Working Class in Contemporary Russia. In: K. Odhav and J. Govender (eds.) Handbook on Sociology of Inequalities in BRICS Countries. London: Frontpage Publications. (Forthcoming).

Vanke, A. (2018). Masculinities, Bodies and Subjectivities: Working-Class Men Negotiating Russia’s Post-Soviet Gender Order. In: C. Walker and S. Roberts (eds.) Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in International Perspective. London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 195–218.

Vanke, A. (2016). Fear of War. In: P. Joseph (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, London: Sage Publications Inc, pp. 617–620.

Vanke, A. (2016). Body, Memory and Emotions of Male Members of the Army with Direct Experience of War. In: E. Rozhdestvenskaya, V. Semenova, I. Tartakovskaya and K. Kosela (eds.) Collective Memories in War. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd, pp. 176–187.

Working papers

Polukhina, E., Strelnikova, A., Vanke, A. (2017). The Transformation of Working-Class Identity in Post-Soviet Russia: A Case-Study of an Ural Industrial Neighborhood. NRU Higher School of Economics. Series SOC Sociology. No. WP BRP 77/SOC/2017.

Book and conference reviews

Vanke, A. (2017). Sociological Debate on Inequalities in Russia and BeyondRussian Sociological Review, 16(1): 270–277.

Edited journal issues

Lizama-Loyola, A., Sepúlveda, D., Vanke, A. (2022). Making Sense of Social Mobility in Unequal Societies. Sociological Research Online, 27(1): 95–100.

In the media

Vanke A. How can I tell what social class I belong in? The Question. November 2016.

Vanke A. How do social factors determine which music, fashions, trends, films etc become pop culture phenomena and which don’t? The Question. December 2016


An intellectual gives voice to people who have no voice‘. Realnoe vremya. April 2019. An English translation* of my interview given in Russian. The original version can be found here.

The Russian workers aren’t as passive as they are thought to be‘. Realnoe vremya. May 2019. An English translation* of my interview given in Russian. The original version can be found here.

*The translation was not authorised by me.

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