The Human Tradition in Modern Russia / Edition 1

The Human Tradition in Modern Russia / Edition 1

by William B. Husband
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842028579

ISBN-13: 9780842028578

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Why do Russians act the way they do? This basic question ultimately underlies every attempt to understand Russia and to place its past and present in broader context. The Human Tradition in Modern Russia examines the grassroots dimension of social continuity and change in Russia since 1861, and it reintegrates into the historical record individuals and groups usually…  See more details below

Overview

Why do Russians act the way they do? This basic question ultimately underlies every attempt to understand Russia and to place its past and present in broader context. The Human Tradition in Modern Russia examines the grassroots dimension of social continuity and change in Russia since 1861, and it reintegrates into the historical record individuals and groups usually under-represented in the study of Russia.

Readers will learn about Russian society from the late nineteenth century to the present in essays on such diverse topics as divorce, sex education, drinking behavior, alternative youth culture, scientific study circles, the promtion of Soviet atheism and cultural revolution, Nikolai Ezhov and Stalin's secret police, and the transformation of Russians' personal lives after the fall of the Soviet Regime. The Human Tradition in Modern Russia is ideal for all those interested in Russian history and civilization, modern European history, and world history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842028578
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Series:
Human Tradition around the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
489,018
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Persistence of Memory in Modern Russia
1Krylov vs. Krylova: "Sexual Incapacity" and Divorce in Tsarist Russia5
2Old Believers in Imperial Russia: A Legend on the Appearance of Tobacco19
3An Epidemic of Possession in a Moscow Rural Parish in 190931
4The Roots of Golden America in Early Soviet Russia51
5Moscow Chic: Silk Stockings and Soviet Youth65
6Russian Orthodoxy and the Tragic Fate of Patriarch Tikhon (Bellavin)77
7"Ask the Doctor!": Peasants and Medical-Sexual Advice in Riazan Province, 1925-192893
8Prostitutes and Proletarians: The Soviet Labor Clinic as Revolutionary Laboratory113
9Liquid Assets: Vodka and Drinking in Early Soviet Factories129
10The Cantor and the Comissar: Religious Persecution and Revolutionary Legality during the Cultural Revolution143
11Mr. Ezhov Goes to Moscow: The Rise of a Stalinist Police Chief157
12"Free, and Worth Every Kopeck": Soviet Medicine and Women in Postwar Russia175
13New Lives in the New Russia: Democratic Contradictions after the Fall of the Soviet Regime187
Index201

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