Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present explores tobacco's role in Russian culture through a multidisciplinary approach starting with the growth of tobacco consumption from its first introduction ...
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Tobacco in Russian History and Culture

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Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present explores tobacco's role in Russian culture through a multidisciplinary approach starting with the growth of tobacco consumption from its first introduction ...
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Matthew P. Romaniello is Assistant Professor of History at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He has published several articles on the history of the Russian Empire, and is currently completing a monograph on Khanate of Kazan’ after the Muscovite conquest.

Tricia Starks is Associate Professor of History at University of Arkansas. She is the author of The Body Soviet: Propaganda, Hygiene, and the Revolutionary State, (2008). She is currently completing a monograph on the cultural history of cigarettes in the Soviet Union.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. List of Figures. 1. Tabak: An Introduction. Matthew P. Romaniello and Tricia Starks. 2. Muscovy’s Extraordinary Ban on Tobacco. Matthew P. Romaniello. 3. Sex, Drink, and Drugs: Tobacco in Seventeenth-Century Russia. Nikolaos Chrissidis. 4. Tobacco and Health in Early Modern Russia. Eve Levin. 5. Regulating Virtue and Vice in Siberia. Erika Monahan. 6. "I Think, Therefore I Smoke": Tobacco as Liberation in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Culture. Konstantine Klioutchkine. 7. Smokescreens: Tobacco Manufacturers’ Projections of Class and Gender in Late Imperial Advertising. Sally West. 8. Tobacco Prohibitions as Ritual Language. Roy R. Robson. 9. Papirosy, Smoking, and the Anti-Cigarette Movement. Tricia Starks. 10. Tobacco Production in Russia: The Transition to Communism. Iu. P. Bokarev. 11. "The lads indulged themselves, they used to smoke…": Tobacco and Children’s Culture in Twentieth-Century Russia. Catriona Kelly. 12. "Tobacco Is Poison!" Soviet-Era Anti-Smoking Posters. Karen F. A. Fox. 13. The Iava Tobacco Factory from the 1960s to the early 1990s: An Interview with The Former Director, Leonid Iakovlevich Sinel’nikov. Elizaveta Gorchakova. 14. Smokes for Big Brother: Bulgaria, the USSR, and the Politics of Tobacco in the Cold War. Mary Neuberger. 15. Tobacco and Transition: The Advent of Transnational Tobacco Companies. Anna Gilmore. 16. Up in Smoke? The Politics and Health Impact of Tobacco in Today’s Russia. Judy Twigg. List of Contributors. Index.

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