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Book Review—Women’s Health in Post-Soviet Russia Summary The book Women’s Health in Post-Soviet Russia is an account of the politics surrounding the transformation and privatization (both officially and unofficially) of the Russian health care system. It examines gender and health … Continue reading
Solovyovo: The story of Memory in a Russian Village is an ethnography written by Margaret Paxson, who spent seventeen months in the rural Russian village of Solovyovo in the early 1990s, post Glasnost and Perestroika. She lived with an elderly … Continue reading
Annie Goldman ANTH- book review How Russia Really Works by Alena V. Ledeneva Building from her previous book, Russia’s Economy of Favours, Alena V. Ledeneva reflects on the economic and political practices in Post-soviet Russia in her book How Russia … Continue reading
Michelle Hickey 11/1/11 ANTH 284 Professor Asher Michael Urban’s Russia Gets the Blues discusses the relevance, popularity, and evolution of blues music in Russia’s post-socialist society. Using formal and informal interviews as a means of gathering first-hand … Continue reading
Book Review 11/1/11 Avery Faigen The Political Lives of Dead Bodies By: Katherine Verdery This book is unique in its context and is like nothing I have ever read before. In this book, Verdery analyzes politics in the post-socialist … Continue reading
Book Review Contested Tongues by Laada Bilaniuk explored Language politics and cultural correction in Ukraine. The author deeps into how language affects the ways that others label identity in a bilingual country where Ukrainian and Russian is spoken. A standard … Continue reading