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

Institute for Interdisciplinary Health Research (IIHR)
Publication URL:
Тип издания:
Year of publication:

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.