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Author Hoang, Lan Anh, 1977- author
Title Vietnamese migrants in Russia : mobility in times of uncertainty / Lan Anh Hoang
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2020
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 Modern History Library  947.004 H678    AVAILABLE    30550100689619
Descript 242 pages illustrations 25 cm
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Series New mobilities in Asia ; 6
New mobilities in Asia ; 6
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Drawing on ethnographic research conducted at Moscow's wholesale markets from 2013 to 2016 , this book provides original insights into how uncertainty shapes social practice, identity and belonging in the context of irregular migration from Vietnam to Russia. The uncertainties examined here are not just social, economic, and political, but also psychological and moral. The study speaks to various debates in migration and mobility studies - particularly those focused on brokerage networks, the political economy of sexuality, and social belonging - deepening our knowledge of how the core social values and cultural logics that underpin Vietnamese personhood are challenged and reconstituted by the ethos of the market economy. This book sheds important light on processes of mobility and social change in post-socialist societies that continue to grapple with yawning chasms between old and new ways of life, the local and the global, policy and practice, and obsolete governance techniques and rapidly changing socio-economic realities
Machine generated contents note: I. Introduction -- The Market -- Vietnamese migration to Russia -- Mobility in times of uncertainty -- Uncertain time, uncertain life -- Uncertainty: conceptual debates -- Productive and destructive uncertainty -- Structure of this book -- II. Russia's post-Soviet migration regime -- Migration to Russia -- The Russian immigration regime -- The securitization of migration -- Russian migrantophobia -- III. Navigating Russia's shadow economy -- Legality for sale -- Cho Chim -- Sadovod market -- The migration industry -- The Go-between -- IV. Market ethos and the volatile radius of trust -- Uncertainty and market moralities -- Each person for themselves -- Money matters -- V. Love and sex in times of uncertainty -- Provisional intimacies -- ̀Better safe than sorry' -- What's love got to do with it? Narratives of sex, money and morality -- VI. Transient existence and the quest for certainty -- I'm here to make money, not to live -- Consumption as belonging -- Renegotiating the ̀Con buon' identity
Subject Vietnamese -- Russia (Federation)
Vietnam -- Emigration and immigration
Russia (Federation) -- Emigration and immigration
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