Gendered experiences in migration from Russia to Hungary in the 1990s
This article explores emigration from Russia to Hungary in the 1990s. It seeks to answer the question "What factors have influenced Russian men and women to migrate to Hungary after the breakup of socialism?" Applying a gender-integrative approach, I argue that Russian men and women migrated to Hungary due to a variety of interlinked factors. Migration policies, gender ideology and personal desires, not limited to economic and political factors, were all very important in decision-making. I also state that the Russian women I interviewed were active agents in the migration process, even though in their narratives they presented themselves as passive followers.
Angelina Zueva graduated from the Department of Philology at the State Slavic Culture Academy in Moscow and from the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest where she is currently pursuing her PhD.
21. 10. 05
Téma: Gender and Migration