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Modernizzazione dello stato e la metamorfosi della classe media nella capitale dell’Azerbaijan post-sovietico

Cristina Boboc    Ghent University, Belgium    

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abstract

Based on ethnographic methods, this article provides a perspective on the relationship between state-led modernisation process and the emergence of a new middle class in the post-Soviet urban Azerbaijan. Furthermore, it examines the meaning and the characteristics of the Azerbaijani middle class and the way in which the new aspirations modify the everyday life. Due to natural resources, especially oil and gas, the Azerbaijani economy went through rapid growth, at least during the first decades of this century. This engendered stark changes in the country’s social landscape and social stratification. The state used a portion of the revenues from the extractive sector gained during the last two decades to invest in the modernisation of the country and to create new aspirational values for its citizens.

Published
Nov. 15, 2018
Accepted
June 13, 2018
Submitted
May 21, 2018
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-280-2
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-279-6

Keywords: ModernisationMiddle classAzerbaijanSocietal transformationsSocial stratificationIntelligentsia

Copyright: © 2018 Cristina Boboc. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.