Leaving or staying?: Youth agency and the liveability of industrial towns in the Russian Arctic

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorBolotova, Alla
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Architecture
dc.contributor.editorStammler, Florian
dc.contributor.editorToivanen, Reetta
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-04T05:04:01Z
dc.date.available2021-11-04T05:04:01Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-11
dc.description.abstractMany young people finishing schools in mining towns in the Russian Arctic express their desire to escape from their hometowns. I examine historical roots and current reasons for the “orientation toward leaving” which is common among the young generation. However, the focus of this chapter is on those young adults who have stayed in the North. I explore how they find their ways, experience control in their life and exercise personal agency in the particular structural conditions of northern single-industry towns. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the Murmansk region, I analyse the migratory decisions, life choices and agency of stayers and returners. Staying also requires agency, though the perception of this situation can vary significantly depending on the degree of (in)voluntariness. This in-depth qualitative perspective on young people staying in northern industrial cities enriches the current research dominated by scholarship on outmigration from the North.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.format.extent22
dc.format.extent53-74
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.citationBolotova , A 2021 , Leaving or staying?: Youth agency and the liveability of industrial towns in the Russian Arctic . in F Stammler & R Toivanen (eds) , Young People, Wellbeing and Sustainable Arctic Communities . Routledge , Abingdon, United Kingdom , pp. 53-74 . https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003110019-5en
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003110019-5
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-367-62629-7
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dc.identifier.isbn9781000464672
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dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202111049969
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesYoung People, Wellbeing and Sustainable Arctic Communitiesen
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dc.titleLeaving or staying?: Youth agency and the liveability of industrial towns in the Russian Arcticen
dc.typeA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osafi
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