Mobility and Sense of Place among Youth in the Russian Arctic

Alla Bolotova, Anastassia Karaseva, Valeria Vasilyeva

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Abstract

This article explores how the mobility of young people influences their sense of place in different parts of the Russian Arctic. In globalization studies increasing mobility has often been set in opposition to belonging to place, and interpreted as diminishing local connections and ties. Recent studies show that the role of mobility in shaping a sense of place is more complex. The Russian Arctic is often considered a remote, hard-to-access area, despite the fact that local residents have always been very mobile. We compare three case studies from across the Russian Arctic—namely, the Central Murmansk region, the Central Kolyma, and Eastern Taimyr—showing how mobility shapes differently young residents’ sense of place. These regions have a different population structure (urban / rural, polyethnic / monoethnic) and different transportation infrastructure, thus providing a good ground for comparing the relationships between mobility and a sense of place in the Russian Arctic.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSibirica
Volume16
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)77-123
Number of pages46
ISSN1361-7362
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

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Bolotova, Alla ; Karaseva, Anastassia ; Vasilyeva, Valeria. / Mobility and Sense of Place among Youth in the Russian Arctic. In: Sibirica. 2017 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 77-123.
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Mobility and Sense of Place among Youth in the Russian Arctic. / Bolotova, Alla; Karaseva, Anastassia; Vasilyeva, Valeria.

In: Sibirica, Vol. 16, No. 3, 12.2017, p. 77-123.

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