Waiting at the Prison Gate: Women, Identity and the Russian by Judith Pallott

By Judith Pallott

The Russian Federation has one of many greatest legal populations on this planet. girls specifically are profoundly suffering from the imprisonment of a loved one. households and Punishment in Russia information the reports of those girls – be they other halves, moms, girlfriends, daughters - who, as family of Russia’s three-quarters of 1000000 prisoners, are the ‘invisible sufferers’ of the country’s harsh penal coverage. A pioneering paintings that provides a distinct lens wherein a variety of facets of lifestyles in twenty-first century Russia may be saw: the workings of felony sub-cultures; societal attitudes to parenthood, marriage and marital constancy; younger women’s quests for a husband; nostalgia for the Soviet interval; kingdom techniques in the direction of facing political rivals; and the social building of gender roles.

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