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From Soviet intelligentsia to emerging Russian middle class? Social mobility trajectories and transformations in self-identifications of young Russians who have lived in Britain in the 2000s

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The focus of interest in this thesis is the social and personal trajectories of men and women who were born in the Soviet Union in the 1970-1980s and then, after growing up in post-Soviet Russia in the 1990s in an atmosphere of change and uncertainty, decided to exploit the opportunities to go abroad to study and work that started opening up in the early and mid-1990s. The thesis analyses these moves as the individual strategies of either escaping or waiting on the career insecurities in R...

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SAME, Merton College
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