The ‘Migration seminar’. Ekaterina Kapustina (European University at St. Petersburg, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography RAS (Kunstkamera)) will give a presentation "Dagestani communities in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs: formal and informal interactions with the receiving and sending societies"
On December 2 at 6 pm a session will be held of the seminar “Migration studies”, organized by the Institute for Social Policy of the Higher School of Economics
The presentation is devoted to internal Russian migration from the Republic of Dagestan to the cities of the Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs. In recent decades, it is the “northern” direction of labor migration from Dagestan that has become one of the priorities, exerting a great influence on the life of the Dagestani regions involved in it. Ekaterina focuses on the specifics of the interaction of the most typical migrant social institution, a community organization (diaspora), with the authorities of the receiving and sending regions. In particular, the specificity of community relations with the city authorities of the Khanty-Mansi and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, with the republican Dagestan authorities represented by the Ministry of National Policy and Religious Affairs, as well as with the religious institution of the Spiritual Board of Dagestan, is of interest. At the same time, a spectrum of interactions between the diaspora and the sending community on an informal basis will be presented. In the framework of the presentation, it is proposed to talk about the specific role of community as an institution, its tasks, resources and their limitations, as well as the degree of reality of the institution in relation to the phenomenon of “northern” migration from Dagestan.
The preseantation was based on the materials of the field work of Ekaterina Kapustina in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as well as in the Republic of Dagestan (2015 and 2018-2019) under the project “Between the Community and the State” of the Basic Research Program of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Social and Humanitarian Aspects of Sustainable Development and Strategic Breakthrough of Russia”, subprogram “Culturally complex societies: understanding and management”.
The "Migration studies" Seminar (Higher School of Economics) is designed as a platform for presentations of their academic research by scholars engaged in migration studies, as well as for discussion between experts. The seminar is focused on an interdisciplinary approach and brings together specialists from various fields: economists, sociologists, geographers, historians, and anthropologists dealing with relevant issues. The seminar is open for all those interested in migration studies, as well as the academic community.