Life of a Russian Woman Doctor / Edition 1

Life of a Russian Woman Doctor / Edition 1

by Anna Bek
     
 

The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor by Anna Bek (1869—1954) yields rich insights into the lives of a generation of Russian women who lived at a time of revolutionary change, extraordinary challenges, and unprecedented opportunities. Written in a lively and compelling style, Anna Bek's memoir reveals not only the experiences but also the motives and values of

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The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor by Anna Bek (1869—1954) yields rich insights into the lives of a generation of Russian women who lived at a time of revolutionary change, extraordinary challenges, and unprecedented opportunities. Written in a lively and compelling style, Anna Bek's memoir reveals not only the experiences but also the motives and values of women who sought education, independence, and self-sufficiency, the obstacles they encountered, and the influences of other women and men on their lives. This engrossing memoir also engages the special context of Siberian geography and history — the vast distances and isolation, the heterogeneous population of settlers, exiles, and convicts, the closeness and interdependence of families and communities, and the deep appreciation of nature. This book offers a rewarding excursion into Siberian social history and an intimate acquaintance with two exceptional individuals of great charm and courage — Anna Bek and her American editor, Anne D. Rassweiler.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900253217171
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Foreword
Chronology : the life of Anna Nikolaevna Zhukova-Bek
Introduction : a journey to Siberia1
1Growing up in the Transbaikal18
2Student life in St. Petersburg and France43
3New beginnings : Nerchinsk Zavod, St. Petersburg, Aksha64
4Making a career : Chita in war and revolution87
5The highs and lows of working life : Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk105
App"Labor education and the Montessori system" : summary of a lecture123

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