Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914 / Edition 1

Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914 / Edition 1

by Barbara Alpern Engel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521566215

ISBN-13: 9780521566216

Pub. Date: 03/29/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanization and…  See more details below

Overview

This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanization and industrialization on the relationship of the migrant to the peasant household, and on family life and personal relations. It differs from other studies in looking at both village and city; in treating personal life, and in drawing on a wealth of archival data, most of it for the first time. The focus on women and the family provides a fresh perspective on the social history of late Imperial Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521566216
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/29/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Patriarchy and its discontents; 2. The woman's side; 3. Out to work; 4. Between the fields and the factory; 5. On their own in the city; 6. Women in the margins/marginalising women; 7. Making a home in the city; Conclusion; A note on sources; Index.

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