Informal Trade Gender and the Border Experience

Author: Olga Sasunkevich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317116828
Format: PDF, Docs
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Detailing the history of a well-known phenomenon of post-socialism - cross-border petty trade and smuggling - as the history of a practice in daily life from a gendered perspective, this book considers how changes in these practices in a particular border region, between Belarus and Lithuania, have been accompanied, and to some extent provoked, by changes in the border regime. It looks at how the selective openness of the Belarus-Lithuania border worked during different periods over the last twenty years and how it influenced the involvement of different social groups in shuttle trade practices. Foremost, this book considers how political borders implement and/or intensify social boundaries and suggests that the selective openness of political borders, a prerequisite for the existence of female shuttle trade activities, is primarily built upon people’s social characteristics. However, it claims that what can be seen as the grounds for growing inequality at a global level, at a local one may have an important resourceful meaning for various social groups including those usually perceived as disadvantaged, such as widowed female retirees or unemployed single women with children.

Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America

Author: John W. I. Lee
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080328893X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Borderlands are complex spaces that can involve military, religious, economic, political, and cultural interactions--all of which may vary by region and over time. John W.I. Lee and Michael North bring together interdisciplinary scholars to analyze a wide range of border issues and to encourage a nuanced dialogue addressing the concepts and processes of borderlands. Gathering the voices of a diverse range of international scholars, Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America presents case studies from ancient to modern times, highlighting topics ranging from religious conflicts to medical frontiers to petty trade. Spanning geographical regions of Europe, the Baltics, North Africa, the American West, and Mexico, these essays shed new light on the complex processes of boundary construction, maintenance, and crossing, as well as on the importance of economic, political, social, ethnic, and religious interactions in the borderlands. Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America not only forges links between past and present scholarship but also paves the way for new models and approaches in future borderlands research"--


Author: Martin Heintel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658184337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Band setzt sich mit einem für Planung und Politik sowie räumliche Sozialforschung wichtigen, jedoch wenig beleuchteten Thema auseinander – mit dem Thema der Grenze. Dabei ist der Band auf unterschiedlichen Diskursebenen angesiedelt: einerseits auf einer theoretisch-konzeptionellen Ebene, die sich mit dem Thema der Grenzziehung und Grenzüberschreitung auseinandersetzt. Andererseits wird die Bedeutung von Grenzen für die Planungs- und Handlungspraxis von Akteuren anhand konkreter Beispiele ausgelotet. Das Ziel des Bandes ist eine Reflexion aktueller und tagespolitischer Fragestellungen zum Thema Grenze im räumlichen, wie auch sozialen Kontext. Neben einem Beitrag zur geographischen Theoriebildung des Phänomens Grenze soll auch dessen Rolle als alltäglicher Handlungsrahmen, als Barriere bzw. als durchlässiger Kontext thematisiert werden.

Journal of Soviet and Post Soviet Politics and Society

Author: Julie Fedor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838270665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This special issue provides a forum for discussion of what Belarusian Studies are today and which new approaches and questions are needed to revitalize the field in the regional and international academic arena. The major aim of the issue is to go beyond the narratives of dictatorship and authoritarianism as well as that of a never-ending story of failed Belarusian nationalism—interpretive schemes that are frequently used for understanding Belarus in scholarly literature in Western Europe and Northern America. Bringing together ongoing research based on original empirical material from Belarusian history, politics, and society, this issue combines a discussion of the concept of autonomy/agency with its applicability to trace how individual and collective actors who define themselves as Belarusian—or otherwise—have manifested their agendas in various practices in spite of and in reaction to state pressure. This issue offers new approaches for interpreting Belarusian society as a dynamically changing set of agencies. In doing so, it attempts to overcome a tradition of locating present Belarusian political and social dilemmas in its socialist past.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Format: PDF
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Gender and Economics

Author: Christine Bauhardt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531164854
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dieser Band führt umfassend in die feministische Diskussion zur politischen Ökonomie ein. Internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen aus den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften stellen hier eine systematische Kritik von Theorien und Modellen des traditionellen ökonomischen Denkens dar. Ausgehend von zentralen ökonomischen Kategorien wie Geld, Tausch und Rationalität werden alternative Perspektiven auf Handels-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftspolitik entwickelt.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787619954
Format: PDF
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These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).