Fieldwork 2010: greetings from Moscow!

In part 2 of this series, Laura van Deventer looks back on her first weeks of fieldwork in Russia. I will live in Russia’s capital city for three months, as part of my master’s program in anthropology, to find out how a group of people that I will refer to as the N., is living here. Initially, it was arranged for me to live in a pension run by the company where a friend’s father works. This turned out to be very expensive. Using the network of friends and family, another room was organised for me. Now I live with …

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