Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936

Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936

by Wendy Z. Goldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521374049

ISBN-13: 9780521374040

Pub. Date: 11/26/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on how women, peasants and orphans responded to Bolshevk attempts to remake the family, this text reveals how, by 1936, legislation designed to liberate women had given way to increasingly conservative solutions strengthening traditional family values.  See more details below

Overview

Focusing on how women, peasants and orphans responded to Bolshevk attempts to remake the family, this text reveals how, by 1936, legislation designed to liberate women had given way to increasingly conservative solutions strengthening traditional family values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521374040
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/26/1993
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #90
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Acknowledgments
1The origins of the Bolshevik vision: Love unfettered, women free1
2The first retreat: Besprizornost and socialized child rearing59
3Law and life collide: Free union and the wage-earning population101
4Stirring the sea of peasant stagnation144
5Pruning the "bourgeois thicket": Drafting a new Family Code185
6Sexual freedom or social chaos: The debate on the 1926 Code214
7Controlling reproduction: Women versus the state254
8Recasting the vision: The resurrection of the family296
Conclusion: Stalin's oxymorons: Socialist state, law, and family337
Index345

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