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 with the West, and…  See more details below

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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

List of Illustrations
Note an Transliterations and Conventions
Abbreviations
Introduction: How to Read this Book
1Educating Tat'yana, Schooling Evgeny: Propaganda for Manners and Moral Education, 1760-18301
2The Beauties of Byt: Household Manuals, Social Status, and National Identity, 1830-188085
3Self-Help and Spending Power: Advice Literature in Late Imperial Russia156
4'The Personal Does Not Exist': Advising the Early Soviet Mass Reader, 1917-1953230
5Negotiating Consumerism: The Dilemmas of Behaviour Literature, 1953-2000321
Afterword394
Appendices399
Select Bibliography of Advice Literature406
Index of Names and Places429
Index of Subjects434

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