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Women in Russia and Ukraine

Women in Russia and Ukraine

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Rosalind Marsh, Lindsay Hughes, Shane O'Rourke, Catriona Kelly, Hilde Hoogenboom, Linda Edmondson, Janet Hyer, Susan Gross Solomon, Christopher Williams, James Riordan, Hilary Pilkington, Elena Stishova, Mary Buckley, Donald Filtzer, Melanie Ilic, Sue Bridger, Lynne Attwood, Elena Sargent, Anastasiia Posadskaia, Solomea Pavlychko, Marian J. Rubchak
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  • Date Published: March 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521498722

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  • In this book, leading western specialists and Russian and Ukrainian feminists examine how gender has shaped Russian and Ukrainian history from the twelfth century to the present. In particular, they analyse the current backlash against women's emancipation. Using new archival materials and the insights of feminist theory, the contributors explore the relevance of gender equality and difference in Russian history. They find that women have not merely submitted to the patriarchal system, but instead have found creative ways of resisting it. Chapters focusing on contemporary Russia discuss abortion, pornography, sexual minorities, young women's lifestyles, the impact of economic reform on women and the development of the women's movement. This book will be of interest to students and specialists in Russian, Ukrainian and women's studies, as well as to historians, political scientists, sociologists and economists.

    • The latest work in women's history and feminist theory as applied to Russia and the former Soviet Union, especially Russia and Ukraine
    • International line-up of leading authors, from USA, Britain, Russia and Ukraine, take wide historical view, and cover large range of subjects
    • Our other books in this field have sold well
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '... a comprehensive collection that anyone interested in understanding more about women's issues past and present in post-Soviet states should read'. The Moscow Tribune

    '... a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on women's historical and contemporary experiences in Russia and Ukraine ... well written and accessible to both students and scholars'. Christine D. Worobec, Europe Asia Studies

    '… this excellent collection of articles, deftly edited by Rosalind Marsh, is highly recommended reading … the workd is refreshingly orginial, lucid and expository … The need for this book on the shelves of all Slavists is manifest.' Christine D. Tomei, Harriman Institute

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521498722
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.634kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editor

    Rosalind Marsh, University of Bath

    Contributors

    Rosalind Marsh, Lindsay Hughes, Shane O'Rourke, Catriona Kelly, Hilde Hoogenboom, Linda Edmondson, Janet Hyer, Susan Gross Solomon, Christopher Williams, James Riordan, Hilary Pilkington, Elena Stishova, Mary Buckley, Donald Filtzer, Melanie Ilic, Sue Bridger, Lynne Attwood, Elena Sargent, Anastasiia Posadskaia, Solomea Pavlychko, Marian J. Rubchak

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