Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $39.90Trending at AU $51.50
- AU $72.89Trending at AU $75.73
- AU $32.78Trending at AU $40.84
- AU $30.68Trending at AU $39.99
- AU $19.55Trending at AU $23.96
- AU $31.98Trending at AU $45.25
- AU $13.01Trending at AU $16.66
About this product
- DescriptionBy the mid-1990s, shuttle trade - a practice in which individual peddlers travel abroad and then return with foreign merchandise in their suitcases for resale-constituted the backbone of Russian consumer trade and was a substantial source of revenue. Despite its importance to the Russian ecomy, there has been very little scholarship dedicated to the shuttle trade and its participants, most of whom were women. In this enlightening study, Irina Mukhina assesses the reasons why women were attracted to this business, the range of the personal experiences of female shuttle traders, and the social impact of women's involvement in this sort of ecomic activity. By analyzing the social and gendered dimensions of the shuttle trade, Mukhina argues, we can begin to understand more broadly how gender shaped the transition period associated with the end of Communist regimes in Eastern Europe. She demonstrates how women traders facilitated the transition to the market ecomy in Russia as well as how the difficulties that these women faced highlight the gap between the rhetoric of free market ecomy and the actual market practices. In doing so, Mukhina reveals that the shuttle trade became t only an avenue of female suffering but also of survival and even empowerment during the time that most Russians w call the wild 1990s.
- Author BiographyIrina Mukhina is assistant professor of history at Assumption College, the author of The Germans of the Soviet Union, and the editor and translator of Rural Women in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia.
- Author(s)Irina Mukhina
- PublisherNorthern Illinois University Press
- Date of Publication19/09/2014
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationDekalb, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorthern Illinois University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, graphs
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.