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Gender Regimes of Multiethnic Youth Peer Groups in St.Petersburg

Student: Viktoriya Boyko

Supervisor: Elena L. Omelchenko

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Modern Social Analysis (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2016

In the process of constant communication c other people, as well as contact with different kinds of discourses and information flows, boys and girls form / change / reinforce normative notions of gender relations. Gender is a basic category of social order. This is not surprising, because it affects the system of gender relations (and defines largely) all spheres of human life. Gender norms is defined as a completely normal and logical things (ideas about the distribution of power and resources between men and women, on the normative masculinity and femininity of the division of labor and household tasks), and areas which, at first glance, to gender are not connected (choice of profession and career defining strategies, range of leisure activities and ways to treat diseases). Later, in various configurations, it has a huge impact on the entire human biographical script. In this regard, of particular importance is the individual's environment, the environment in which it often is, namely, what kind of people to come and what gender-painted practices and values ​​in it are made. For young men and women, as a rule, such an environment is a friendly company or a group of peers. We wondered what notions of normative gender relations will develop in youth the companies marked a sign multi-ethnicity of the participants? Therefore, this thesis is devoted to the study of the characteristics of gender regimes multiethnic youth of St. Petersburg companies.

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