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Talk: Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power

This talk is based on Dr Stephenson’s new book, in which she explores the secretive world of Russian gangs.  Using in-depth interviews with gang members, law enforcers, and residents in the city of Kazan, together with analyses of historical and sociological accounts from across Russia, she presents the history of gangs both before and after the arrival of market capitalism.

Svetlana Stephenson is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Sociology.  Her research has mainly involved studying disadvantaged social groups in Russia and their social organisation (street children and adult homeless people, child labourers and sex workers).  She is also the author of Crossing the Line. Vagrancy, Homelessness and Social Displacement in Russia (Ashgate, 2006).



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