Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union

Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union

by Linda Edmondson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521413885

ISBN-13: 9780521413886

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In recent years, the study of women and gender relations has become one of the most productive fields of research into Russian and Soviet society and this volume offers a fresh and interdisciplinary insight into the field. Written by leading Western scholars, it spans the last decade of tsarist Russia, the 1917 revolutions and the Soviet period. The essays reflect

Overview

In recent years, the study of women and gender relations has become one of the most productive fields of research into Russian and Soviet society and this volume offers a fresh and interdisciplinary insight into the field. Written by leading Western scholars, it spans the last decade of tsarist Russia, the 1917 revolutions and the Soviet period. The essays reflect the original nature of recent research on women's studies and include chapters on women writers, women's work, women and politics, women as soldiers, female prostitution, popular images of women and women's experience of perestroika.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521413886
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
International Council for Central and East European Studies Series
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. 'Better halves'? Representations of women in Russian urban popular entertainments, 1870–1910 Catriona Kelly; 2. The Silver Age: highpoint for women? Charlotte Rosenthal; 3. Women pharmacists in Russia before World War I: women's emancipation, feminism, professionalization, nationalism and class conflict Mary Schaeffer Conroy; 4. Women's rights, civil rights and the debate over citizenship in the 1905 Revolution Linda Edmondson; 5. Laying the foundations of democracy in Russia: E. D. Kuskova's contribution, February-October 1917 Barbara T. Norton; 6. Mariia L. Bochkareva and the Russian amazons of 1917 Richard Abraham; 7. Russian women writers: an overview. Post-revolutionary dispersion and adjustment Marina Ledkovsky (Astman); 8 .Victim or villain? Prostitution in post-revolutionary Russia Elizabeth Waters; 9. Young women and perestroika Sue Bridger; 10. Glasnost and the woman question Mary Buckley.

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