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Women in Russia and Ukraine / Edition 1

Women in Russia and Ukraine / Edition 1

by Rosalind Marsh


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ISBN-13: 9780521498722
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: women's studies and women's issues in Russia, Ukraine and the postSoviet states Rosalind Marsh; Part I. Women in History: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth-Century: 2. Peter the Great's two weddings: changing images of women in a transitional age Lindsey Hughes; 3. Women in a warrior society: Don Cossack women 1860-1914 Shane O'Rourke; 4. Teacups and coffins: the culture of Russian merchant women, 1850-1917 Catriona Kelly; 5. Vera Figner and revolutionary autobiographies: the influence of gender on genre Hilde Hoogenboom; 6. Equality and difference in women's history: where does Russia fit in? Linda Edmondson; Part II. Women in the USSR and Post-Soviet Russia: Sexuality, Identity, Health and Reproduction: 7. Managing the female organism: doctors and the medicalization of women's paid work in Soviet Russia during the 1920s Janet Hyer; 8. Innocence and sexuality in Soviet medical discourse Susan Gross Solomon; 9. Abortion and women's health in Russia and the former Soviet Union Christopher Williams; 10. The status of gays and lesbians in Russian-Soviet-Russian society James Riordan; 11. Young women and subcultural lifestyles: a case of 'irrational needs'? Hilary Pilkington; 12. 'Fullfrontal': perestroika and sexual politics Elena Stishova; Part III. Women and Work: 13. Why be a shock worker or a Stakhanovite? Mary Buckley; 14. Industrial working conditions and the political economy of female labour Donald Filtzer; 15. 'Generals without armies, commanders without troops': Gorbachev's 'protection' of female workers Melanie Ilic; 16. The return of the family farm: a future for women? Sue Bridger; 17. The post-Soviet woman in the move to the market: a return to domesticity and dependence Lynne Attwood; Part IV. Feminism and Politics in Russia and Ukraine: 18. The 'woman question' and problems of maternity in post-communist Russia Elena Sargent; 19. The Russian women's movement Rosalind March and Anastasiia Posadskaia; 20. Feminism and post-communist Ukrainian society Solomea Pavlychko; 21. Christian virgin or pagan goddess: feminism versus the eternally feminine in Ukraine Marian J. Rubchak.

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