Women in the Soviet Countryside: Women's Roles in Rural Development in the Soviet Union

Women in the Soviet Countryside: Women's Roles in Rural Development in the Soviet Union

by Susan Bridger, Bridger Susan
     
 

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This book presents the first substantive western treatment of the role of women in Soviet rural development. It analyzes both the gains made and the problems still faced by rural women in a society where development policies have been accompanied by formal commitment to sexual equality. Dr. Bridger first considers the impact upon rural women of social, economic, and… See more details below

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This book presents the first substantive western treatment of the role of women in Soviet rural development. It analyzes both the gains made and the problems still faced by rural women in a society where development policies have been accompanied by formal commitment to sexual equality. Dr. Bridger first considers the impact upon rural women of social, economic, and political transformation from 1917 until the Kruschev era, and then examines in depth contemporary changes in women's roles and status. Issues such as the nature of women's work, the extent of female participation in the labor force, changing family and demographic structures, and the educational, political and cultural experience of Soviet women are discussed in detail. The problems of unequal access to mechanized work, poor promotion prospects, and inequalities within the marriage that emerge from this analysis are among the topics discussed in Dr. Bridger's conclusion, where she identifies the principal unresolved dilemmas facing rural women, and summarizes the role played by the Soviet government in both advancing and retarding possible solutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521057479
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #56
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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