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ERIC Number: EJ960892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
Understanding Care for the Poor in Rural Russia
Shubin, Sergei
Journal of Rural Studies, v28 n2 p89-98 Apr 2012
The issues surrounding care and care-provision have been key themes in social scientific research, yet the intersections between care and poverty, particularly in rural contexts, have not been sufficiently explored. This paper addresses this gap by studying care for the poor in rural Russia. It argues that isolated, disengaged and decontextualised caring interventions often ignore situated possibilities and traditions of care and overlook what matters to poor people. To overcome this problem, the paper uses Heidegger's (1978, 1993) dwelling approach to prioritise a relational framework that focuses on care as concern, solicitude and possibilities for supportive action in the context of rural Russia. Using examples from fieldwork in two Russian villages, the paper stresses the constitutive role of non-representable practices of care which provide the ontological basis for recognising and understanding the worldviews and coping practices of the poor. It concludes with conceptual observations about alternative approaches to care, relations to others and responsibility for the rural poor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia