Publications

Giving birth in dying towns: Healthcare shrinkage in a depopulating Russian region

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The aim of this chapter is, firstly, to analyze inconsistencies in public policies – discrepancies between the state demographic (pronatalist) and healthcare policies in shrinking towns. Secondly, the study aims to highlight the individual experiences of people who are planning for and giving birth and healthcare practitioners who provide maternity services. Addressing  the above aims helps to better understand the everyday life in shrinking towns drawing on  empirical evidence from Tverskaya Oblast’, which emphasizes both regional and national features of healthcare functioning.

The Academicians on Quarantine: Reflexivity and Fragility of the Privileged Group at the Start of Pandemic

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The goal of this article is to analyze the challenges faced by social researchers during the first months of the pandemic of 2020 when work-life issues were problematized and academic routine changed. The article is based on a dataset of diaries in which researchers with an academic background in social sciences and humanities were fixing their everyday life and reflecting on its changes.

Infrastructural Breaks on the Road from Birth to Death in Contemporary Russia

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Sergei Mokhov, Anastasia Novkunskaya

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This paper addresses the problem of infrastructural breaks in two systems — the funeral market and maternity care. The authors analytically problematize how dysfunctions in the operation of these infrastructures shape the experiences of funeral and childbirth in contemporary Russia. The authors propose the conceptual model of the ‘rite of passage’, supplemented with the sociology of repair joint with the anthropology of infrastructures.

Emotional styles in Russian maternity hospitals: juggling between khamstvo and smiling

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Журнал
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The article explores emotional styles of Russian maternity hospitals and their recent changes. Researches focus on two emotional practices that characterise different emotional styles: the Soviet-associated emotional practice of khamstvo (rudeness) and the post-Soviet neoliberal practice of smiling.

Birth Systems across the World: Variations in maternity policy and services across countries

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Sirpa Wrede; Anastasia Novkunkskaya; Johanna Sarlio-Nieminen; Edwin van Teijlingen

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Учебное пособие
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The chapter in a textbook by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. This chapter examines the global variation of birth systems in order to explain why maternity policy and service provision varу across countries.

Evaluation of the performance of SARS-­CoV­-2 antibody assays for a longitudinal population­based study of COVID-­19 spread in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Anton Barchuk, Daniil Shirokov, Mariia Sergeeva, Rustam Tursun­zade, Olga Dudkina, Varvara Tychkova, Lubov Barabanova, Dmitriy Skougarevskiy, Daria Danilenko

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Журнал
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This study summarizes an evaluation of antibody tests used in a serological study of SARS-­CoV­-2 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Researches validated three different antibody assays: chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) Abbott Architect SARS-­CoV­-2 immunoglobulin G (IgG), enzyme­ linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) CoronaPass total antibodies test, and ELISA SARS­-CoV-­2-­IgG-­EIA-­BEST. 

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in Saint Petersburg, Russia: a population-based study

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Anton Barchuk, Dmitriy Skougarevskiy, Kirill Titaev, Daniil Shirokov, Yulia Raskina, Anastasia Novkunkskaya, Petr Talantov, Artur Isaev, Ekaterina Pomerantseva, Svetlana Zhikrivetskaya, Lubov Barabanova, Vadim Volkov

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Журнал
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This study aims to estimate the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in Saint Petersburg, Russia accounting for non-response bias.

Comparability and validity of cancer registry data in the northwest of Russia

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Anton Barchuk, Rustam Tursun-Zade, Alexey Belayev, Malcolm Moore, Yuri Komarov, Nataliia Moshina, Ahti Anttila, Jaakko Nevalainen, Anssi Auvinen, Anton Ryzhov, Ariana Znaor

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Журнал
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This study aims at assessing the comparability and validity of cancer statistics in regions of the Northwestern Federal District (NWFD) of Russia.