Gender In Russian History And Culture

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This book charts the changing aspects of gender in Russia's cultural and social history from the late 17th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The essays, while focusing on women as a primary subject, highlight the construction of both femininity and masculinity in a culture that has undergone major transformation and disruptions over the period of three centuries.

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"...this work will be useful for seminar discussions and additional reading in lecture courses."—Martha Bohachevsky Chomiak, Slavic Review
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Linda Edmondson is Research Fellow, the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

Educating Tat'yana: Manners, Motherhood and Moral Education (Vospitanie), 1760-1840—Catriona Kelly
• Gender and Salvation: Representations of Difference in Old Believer Writings from the Late Seventeenth Century to the 1820s—Irina K.Paert
• A Crocodile in Flannel or a Dancing Monkey: The Image of the Russian Woman Writer, 1790-1850—Joe Andrew
• Mariya Vernadskaya: Missionary of "Scientific Femininity"—Arja Rosenholm
• Belles-lettres with a Touch of Filth: On the Contemporary Reception of Leonid Andreev's Stories, The Abyss and In the Fog—P.U. Møller
• Unruly Identities: Soviet Psychiatry Confronts the "Female Homosexual" of the 1920s—D.Healey
• Biding Their Time: Women Workers and the Regulation of Hours of Employment in the 1920s—Melanie Ilic
• Rationality versus Romanticism: Representations of Women in the Stalinist Press—Lynne Attwood
• Complex Realities of New Women in the 1930s: Assertive, Superior, Belittled and Beaten—Mary Buckley
• The Heirs of Pasha: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Woman Tractor Driver—Sue Bridger

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