Faculty Publications

Title

The russian dacha: A repository of civil indifference

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Research in Political Sociology

Volume

20

First Page

23

Last Page

32

Abstract

Dacha is a Russian term for a country house (cottage, shack) used for summer habitation by Russian town-dwellers, or dachniki. With the societal changes that have brought lower and lower levels of society into the field of the dachniki, the dacha has been playing an increasing role in channeling Russian people's energy away from the political sphere. Being a repository of enjoyment and entertainment for the relatively few and serving as economic and spiritual escapism for the many, the dacha, consequently, could be hampering the creation of a civil society in Russia. © 2012 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1108/S0895-9935(2012)0000020004

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