By Olga Sasunkevich

Detailing the background of a widely known phenomenon of post-socialism - cross-border petty alternate and smuggling - because the heritage of a convention in way of life from a gendered viewpoint, this publication considers how alterations in those practices in a selected border sector, among Belarus and Lithuania, were observed, and to some degree provoked, by way of alterations within the border regime. It appears to be like at how the selective openness of the Belarus-Lithuania border labored in the course of assorted classes during the last 20 years and the way it inspired the involvement of other social teams in commute exchange practices. most desirable, this ebook considers how political borders enforce and/or accentuate social barriers and means that the selective openness of political borders, a prerequisite for the life of lady commute exchange actions, is basically equipped upon people’s social features. notwithstanding, it claims that what might be obvious because the grounds for becoming inequality at a world point, at a neighborhood one can have a huge creative which means for varied social teams together with these often perceived as deprived, similar to widowed girl retirees or unemployed unmarried girls with children.

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