Border Regions Series, Informal Trade, Gender and the Border Experience

Border Regions Series, Informal Trade, Gender and the Border Experience

written by Olga Sasunkevich, fl. 2009, in Border Regions Series (New York, NY: Routledge (Publisher), 2016, originally published 2015), 220 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Detailing the history of a well-known phenomenon of post-socialism - cross-border petty trade and smuggling - as the history of a practice in daily life from a gendered perspective, this book considers how changes in these practices in a particular border region, between Belarus and Lithuania, have been accompanied, and to some extent provoked, by changes in the border regime. It looks at how the selective openness of the Belarus-Lithuania border worked during different periods over the last twenty years and how it influenced the involvement of different social groups in shuttle trade practices. Foremost, this book considers how political borders implement and/or intensify social boundaries and suggests that the selective openness of political borders, a prerequisite for the existence of female shuttle trade activities, is primarily built upon people’s social characteristics. However, it claims that what can be seen as the grounds for growing inequality at a global level, at a local one may have an important resourceful meaning for various social groups including those usually perceived as disadvantaged, such as widowed female retirees or unemployed single women with children.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Author
Olga Sasunkevich, fl. 2009
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2015 Olga Sasunkevich
Content Type
General reference book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2015
Page Count
220
Publication Year
2016
Publisher
Routledge (Publisher)
Place Published / Released
New York, NY
Subject
Global Issues, World History, Social Sciences, History, Territorial Disputes, Trade and Commerce, Race and Gender, Border Disputes, Border Enforcement and Control, Border and Gender, Border Events and Areas Context, Eastern European Borders, Crossing borders, Trade and commerce, Political boundaries, Sociology, Politics & Policy, Las Disputas Territoriales, Disputas Territoriais, Comercio, Comércio, Raça e Gênero, Raza y Género, Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas; Unión Soviética, União das Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas; União Soviética, USSR (Historical Place), Soviet Union (Historical Place), Lituania, Bielorrusia, Bielorrússia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Historical Place), Lithuania, Belarus, Lithuanians, Belarusan, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Series / Program
Border Regions Series
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Las Disputas Territoriales, Disputas Territoriais, Comercio, Comércio, Raça e Gênero, Raza y Género, Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas; Unión Soviética, União das Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas; União Soviética, USSR (Historical Place), Soviet Union (Historical Place), Lituania, Bielorrusia, Bielorrússia

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