Women in the Stalin Era [NOOK Book]

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This book brings together a collection of essays by Western scholars about women in the era of Stalin. It explores both the realities of women's experience in the 1930s and 1940s, and the various forms in which womanhood and feminity were represented and constructed in these decades. This book challenges the scholarly neglect which women's history has suffered at the hands and pens of Russian and Western historians of the Stalin period.

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Overview

This book brings together a collection of essays by Western scholars about women in the era of Stalin. It explores both the realities of women's experience in the 1930s and 1940s, and the various forms in which womanhood and feminity were represented and constructed in these decades. This book challenges the scholarly neglect which women's history has suffered at the hands and pens of Russian and Western historians of the Stalin period.

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Melanie Ilic is Senior Lecturer in History and Women's Studies, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education and Research Fellow, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Contributors
Acknowledgements
Glossary of Russian Terms and Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 'Born in October': the Life and Thought of Aleksandra Vasil'evna Artyukhina, 1889-1969 9
2 Women Workers at Play: the Portrayal of Leisure in the Magazine Rabotnitsa in the First Two Decades of Soviet Power 29
3 Soviet Heroines and the Language of Modernity, 1930-39 49
4 Babas at the Bench: Gender Conflict in Soviet Industry in the 1930s 69
5 'A Mother's Cares': Women Workers and Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia, 1934-41 89
6 Traktoristka: Representations and Realities 110
7 Women in the Gulag in the 1930s 131
8 The Untold Story of the Obshchestvennitsa in the 1930s 151
9 Women Writers of the 1930s: Conformity or Subversion? 173
10 The New Soviet Woman and the Leader Cult in Soviet Art 194
11 Women's Work and Emancipation in the Soviet Union, 1941-50 216
Select Bibliography 235
Index 244
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