Post-Soviet coal mining cities as platforms for the reordering of power relations
Authors: Maria Gunko
Themes: Capitalism, Infrastructure, Sociality
The decaying post-Soviet mining cities are vivid illustrations of the on-going realignment of power relations after the end of the Cold War. As such they are both manifestations of new capitalism forms and platforms for the emergence of collective survival strategies, as urban anthropologist Maria Gunko argues in her contribution to the BG’s “After Extractivism” text series.