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Living in precarity: Ethnography of everyday struggles of single mothers in Lithuania
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Gender Studies.
2018 (English)In: Sociologija, ISSN 0038-0318, Vol. 60, no 1, p. 64-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents challenges and life strategies of highly educated single mothers in Lithuania. My ethnography traces the impact on strategies of remaining in a country where exit strategies – alcoholism, suicide, emigration – prevail and seem as an “easier” option. It is a study concerned with the relationship between precarity, single motherhood, social reproduction and everyday living. I focus on precarious living conditions, social isolation and stigmatization, unappreciated and highly gendered care-work. Based on collaborative ethnographic fieldwork material, the paper presents the micro-level attempts to negotiate what it means to be a lone care-taker, to revalorize and challenge the hegemonic narratives of individual strength and success.

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2018. Vol. 60, no 1, p. 64-83
Keywords [en]
Ethnography, Lithuania, Precarity, Reproductive labour, Single motherhood
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Gender Studies
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35686DOI: 10.2298/SOC1801064LScopus ID: 2-s2.0-85047812105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-35686DiVA, id: diva2:1223103
Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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