Irna Hofman is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford. She is a rural sociologist specialised in agrarian change and rural livelihoods in Central Asia, and China-Central Asia relations. Her main interests are agrarian political economy, labour, conflict, gender, migration and environmental change. This contribution has benefited from a European Research Council Grant (No 803763).
Published in: oDR: FeatureJust working for wood: life inside Tajikistan’s silk industry
Silk production is still a major part of the country’s economy – and women bear the brunt of this harsh work
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Wanting to build a better life for their families, thousands of Tajiks obtain Russian citizenship – but at what cost?