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Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal produced by an international group of scholars. The journal comes out three times a year and publishes materials based on empirical qualitative social research in Russian and English.

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Special Issue: “Rethinking neighborness”

Guest editor: Olga Brednikova, Center for Independent Social Research

In the changing world, neighbor relations acquire new meanings, functions, forms, and spectrums. Mobility, automation, and technology that makes people interaction more indirect, influence the way the rules of neighborness are shaped. In the current issue dedicated to this topic, we look at diverse forms and formats of neighborness in contemporary cities. We are interested to determine how the practices and the culture of neighboring are changing over the course of time; how neighbor relations are transforming and how sustainable the forms of neighbor interactions are in the framework of changing structural conditions and contexts. The main objective of the issue is to bring the study of neghborness to new limits – beyond familiar approaches of urban sociology, concepts of solidarity and communication, all of which consider it a sustainable community, connected by a network of relationships. Instead, we would like to offer new methodological, thematical, and disciplinary perspectives towards analyzing neighborness.



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Current Issue

Vol. 12 No. 2 (2020): Shifting Normativities in the Life of the Elderly

Published: 2020-09-21

Guest edited by Elena Bogdanova and Julia Zelikova


Normativity of Old Age: Developing a Coordinate System

Elena Bogdanova, Julia Zelikova
Abstract 140 | PDF Downloads 38 PDF (Русский) Downloads 66


A Moral Career of Caring for Elderly Relatives Living with Dementia

Elena Zdravomyslova, Arkadiia Savchenko
Abstract 115 | PDF (Русский) Downloads 57

Page 90-123


Contemporary Narratives of Senility

Maija Könönen
Abstract 90 | PDF Downloads 41

Page 169-186

The Concept of Active Aging in Europe and Russia in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Irina Grigoryeva, Elena Bogdanova
Abstract 85 | PDF (Русский) Downloads 53

Page 187-211

Field Notes

Book Reviews

Svetlana Boym. Budushchee nostal'gii. M.: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2019

Ksenia Robbe
Abstract 45 | PDF (Русский) Downloads 22

Page 258-264



Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research
Abstract 37 | PDF Downloads 12 PDF (Русский) Downloads 6

Page 283-288

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