THE books podcast: interview with Svetlana Stephenson

In-depth discussion with Gangs of Russia author

January 15, 2016
Svetlana Stephenson, London Metropolitan University

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Books editor, Karen Shook, speaks to Svetlana Stephenson, a London Metropolitan University sociologist and author of Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, about her life as a university student in the USSR, her summer as a visiting fellow in the "paradise" of the University of Kent, the undreamed-for changes in society and the academy ushered in by Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, and interviewing “the lads” of Kazan gangs about criminality, masculinity, social mobility and the code of the street.

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