(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Professional women and the economic practices of success and survival before and after regime change: diverse economies and restructuring in the Russian Republic of Buryatia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHAKARS M. (1) ; SWEET E.L. (2) ;
(1) Saint Joseph’s Univ., Philadelphia, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Temple University, Philadelphia, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the economic experiences of professional Buryat and Russian women before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the Siberian Russian Republic of Buryatia. It uses a diverse economies framework to theorize a broader understanding of the restructured economy and how women have sought to improve and maintain their lives by developing various practices in the workforce in both the Soviet and post-Soviet periods such as gaining more education, informal networks of exchanges and favors, urbanization, and, for Buryats, Russian language acquisition. It argues that women in the early 2000s continue to employ many of these practices regardless of their varying experiences and attitudes about the transition from socialism to a market economy


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no5 [pp. 649-663]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-014-9522-5

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