Плюснин Юрий, Позаненко Артемий, Жидкевич Наталья, Заусаева Яна
This timely book offers a fresh perspective on the issue of contemporary migratory labor, otkhodnichestvo, in Russia-the temporary departure of inhabitants from small towns and villages for short-term jobs in the major cities of Russia.
Although otkhodnichestvo is a mass phenomenon, it is not reflected in official economic statistics.
Based on numerous interviews with otkhodniks and local experts, this stunningly original work focuses on the central and northern regions of European Russia. The authors draw a social portrait of the contemporary otkhodnik and offer a sociological assessment of the economic and political status these 'wandering workers' live with.