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Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union : International Council for Central and East European Studies - Linda Edmondson

Women and Society in Russia and the Soviet Union

International Council for Central and East European Studies

By: Linda Edmondson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1992
ISBN: 9780521413886
Number Of Pages: 244

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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.

"...the volume contains much that is topical, valuable, interesting, and well written..." A. H. Koblitz, Choice "As Edmondson notes in the introduction, one of the aims of this collection is to stimulate further research, and along with providing much-needed information and analysis itself, the volume does provide an impetus for future scholars. Finally, many of these essays will be useful in the classroom, and all will be of interest to those who want to know more about the history of women in Russia and the former USSR." Jehanne Gheith, Russian Review

Notes on contributors
Introductionp. 1
'Better halves'? Representations of women in Russian urban popular entertainments, 1870-1910p. 5
The Silver Age: highpoint for women?p. 32
Women pharmacists in Russia before World War I: women's emancipation, feminism, professionalization, nationalism and class conflictp. 48
Women's rights, civil rights and the debate over citizenship in the 1905 Revolutionp. 77
Laying the foundations of democracy in Russia: E. D. Kuskova's contribution, February-October 1917p. 101
Mariia L. Bochkareva and the Russian amazons of 1917p. 124
Russian women writers: an overview. Post-revolutionary dispersion and adjustmentp. 145
Victim or villain? Prostitution in post-revolutionary Russiap. 160
Young women and perestroikap. 178
Glasnost and the woman questionp. 202
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780521413886
ISBN-10: 0521413885
Series: International Council for Central and East European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th August 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.53