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Women in the Soviet Countryside
Women's Roles in Rural Development in the Soviet Union

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Part of Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

  • Date Published: May 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521057479

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  • Research on women's roles in rural development has found that women's contribution to the rural economy is commonly underestimated and that women may find it difficult to benefit from the development process. Within this context, this book looks at the Soviet experience of development as reflected in the lives of rural women. It attempts to analyse the gains made and the problems still faced by rural women in a country where development policies have been accompanied by a formal commitment to sexual equality. In its introduction, the book briefly outlines the impact on rural women of social, economic and political change in the countryside from the revolution to 1960. It then goes on to examine in depth changes in the role and status of women in the Soviet countryside.

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    • Date Published: May 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521057479
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.397kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 5 maps 28 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Acknowledgements
    Notes for readers
    Maps
    Introduction
    1. Women in the rural workforce
    2. Women in the rural family
    3. Women's roles in rural culture
    Conclusions
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Susan Bridger, University of Bradford

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