Class and gender in Russian welfare policies: Soviet legacies and contemporary challenges
The book 'Class and gender in Russian welfare policies: Soviet legacies and contemporary challenges' by E.R. Iarskaia-Smirnova was published by the University of Gothenburg.
E.R. Iarskaia-Smirnova Class and gender in Russian welfare policies: Soviet legacies and contemporary challenges. Geteborg: University of Gothenburg, INEKO, 2011 — ISBN 978-91-86796-82-2 — ISSN 1401-5781
The goal of this thesis is to explore the gendered and classed nature of social work and social welfare in Russia to show how social policy can be a part of and reinforce marginalization. In particular, the thesis aims to analyse how class and gender are produced, redefined and experienced by different social actors in changing institutional and ideological frames of welfare policies and social work.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
INTRODUCTION: PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
Class, gender and welfare: a theoretical background
Class and gender in Soviet welfare policies
Care and order: welfare policy and the shaping of good Soviet citizens
Current Russian welfare policy
The professional ideology of social work and issues of exclusion
Study participants and data
Data collection methods
Methodological discussion and analysis
SUMMARY OF RESULTS
Study I: Visual case study in the history of Russian child welfare
Study II: ”What the future will bring I do not know...” Mothering children with disabilities in Russia and the politics of exclusion
Study III: “A salary is not important here…” professionalization of social work in contemporary Russia
Study IV: Gendering social work in Russia: towards anti-discriminatory practices
Study V: Doing class in social welfare discourses: ‘unfortunate families’ in Russia
CONTESTS AND CONTEXTS OF SOCIAL WORK
Symbolic roots of modern social work
Welfare, exclusion and agency as contextual issues of social work
Policy and institutional contexts
Knowledge production in social work
Actors and identity
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