Refining Russia: Advice Literature, Polite Culture, and Gender from Catherine to Yeltsin

Refining Russia: Advice Literature, Polite Culture, and Gender from Catherine to Yeltsin

by Catriona Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198159870

ISBN-13: 9780198159872

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Refining Russia is a pioneering study of the development of advice literature ("how-to" books such as etiquette manuals and brochures on hygiene) in Russia, and of its reception and wider cultural meaning. An absorbing and original exercise in "history of the book," it is also a major contribution to the understanding of Russia's relationship

Overview

Refining Russia is a pioneering study of the development of advice literature ("how-to" books such as etiquette manuals and brochures on hygiene) in Russia, and of its reception and wider cultural meaning. An absorbing and original exercise in "history of the book," it is also a major contribution to the understanding of Russia's relationship with the West, and of the cultural world inhabited by the Russian intelligentsia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159872
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Read this Book
1. Educating Tatyana, Schooling Energy: Propaganda for Manners and Moral Education, 1760-1830
2. The Beauties of Byt: Household Manuals, Social Status, and National Identity, 1830-1880
3. Self-Help and Spending Power: Advice Literature in Late Imperial Russia
4. 'The Personal Does Not Exist': Advising the Early Soviet Mass Reader, 1917-1953
5. Negotiating Consumerism: The Dilemmas of Behaviour Literature, 1953-2000
Afterword
Appendices
Select Bibliography
Index

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