Russian Peasant Women

Paperback | August 1, 1992

EditorBeatrice Farnsworth, Lynne Viola

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Bringing together recent scholarship on Russian peasant women's history from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book covers such topics as family life in the countryside, woman's work, her sexuality, her marital and family positions, her experience of the Bolshevik Revolution, andher role in collectivization of agriculture from its onset in the Stalin years through the Gorbachev era. Placing the peasant woman within the context of the peasant household and integrating, rather than separating out, the female experience in Russian rural society, these essays contribute to agreater understanding of the development of Russian peasant society as a whole. A pioneering work of social history, this collection is essential for all interested in Russian and women's history.

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Bringing together recent scholarship on Russian peasant women's history from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this book covers such topics as family life in the countryside, woman's work, her sexuality, her marital and family positions, her experience of the Bolshevik Revolution, andher role in collectivization of agriculture fr...

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Bringing together recent scholarship on the lives of Russian peasant women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this pioneering work of social history covers such topics as family life in the countryside, woman's work, her sexuality, her marital and family positions, her experience of the Bolshevik Revolution, and her role in col...

Beatrice Farnsworth is at Wells College. Lynne Viola is at University of Toronto.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:August 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195066944

ISBN - 13:9780195066944

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Table of Contents

Traditional Approaches to HamletPart I: Peasant Women Before the RevolutionIntroduction 1. Mary Matossian: The Peasant Way of Life 2. Christine D. Worobec: Temptress or Virgin? The Precarious Sexual Position of Women in Postemancipation Ukrainian Peasant Society 3. Rose L. Glickman: Peasant Women and Their Work 4. Cathy A. Frierson: Razdel: The Peasant Family Divided 5. Beatrice Farnsworth: The Litigious Daughter-in-Law: Family Relations in Rural Russia in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century 6. Samuel C. Ramer: Childbirth and Culture: Midwifery in the Nineteenth-Century Russian Countryside 7. Brenda Meehan-Waters: To Save Oneself: Russian Peasant Women and the Development of Women's Religious Communities in Prerevolutionary RussiaPart II: Peasant Women After the RevolutionIntroduction 8. Beatrice Farnsworth: Village Women Experience the Revolution 9. Beatrice Farnsworth: Rural Women and the Law: Divorce and Property Rights in the 1920's10. Lynne Viola: Bab'i Bunty and Peasant Women's Protest During Collectivization11. Roberta T. Manning: Women in the Soviet Countryside on the Eve of World War II, 1935-4012. Norton D. Dodge and Murray Feshbach: The Role of Women in Soviet Agriculture13. Susan Bridger: Soviet Rural Women: Employment and Family Life14. Susan Bridger: Rural Women and Glasnost

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"A valuable supplement to the standard Russian history course, Russian Peasant Women provides insight into an often overloaded aspect of Russian history."--James A. Brown, Tougaloo College