Rasell, Michael (2011)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
This thesis uses an area studies approach to examine the complex relationship between citizenship, disability and welfare provision. It does so through a bottom-up analysis of how the state welfare system affects the everyday lives of physically disabled adults in contemporary Russia. Drawing on thirteen months of qualitative fieldwork in the city of Kazan, I study how tensions between guaranteeing rights and providing care are balanced in social provision. My focus on physical disability offers a sharp insight into the socially constructed tropes of control and exclusion that can mediate experiences of citizenship and also seeks to rectify the lack of research on disabled people in non-Western contexts, especially the postsocialist region.
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||Cooper, Julian M and Kaneff, Deema|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences|
|Department:||School of Government and Society, Centre for Russian and East European Studies|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences (General)|
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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