Working-class life and struggle

I am currently writing my doctoral thesis Working-Class Life and Struggle in Post-Soviet Russia at the Sociology Department at the University of Manchester.

My PhD research aims to examine working-class life and everyday struggle in post-Soviet Russia contextualized by the expansion of international neoliberal politics. This is characterized by precarity and social insecurity of underprivileged social groups, by domination of the global market, and the emerging role of the nation state and a global ruling class. I hope that my research will promote a greater understanding of the transformations in the Russian working class before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union and explain the specific changes of the social standing of Russian workers, their lifestyle and everyday resistance against the background of global socio-economic transformations.

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