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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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  • This book by leading Western specialists and Russian and Ukrainian feminists contains the latest research in the field of Russian women's studies. Historical chapters trace the role of gender in Russian and Ukrainian society from the twelfth century to the present day. Chapters focusing on contemporary Russia analyze the current backlash against women's emancipation, and discuss issues such as women's health, sexuality, reproduction and identity, women's work and employment, women and nationalism, and the development of the women's movement.

    • 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

    "This anthology offers the reader a rich and diverse collection of essays on women in Russia and Ukraine. The diversity of the topics addressed and the multi-disciplinary and multi-national viewpoints of the contributors provide unusually rich insights into the lives and circumstances of Russian and Ukrainian women....Every reader, regardless of background...will come away from reading this volume enriched and better informed. It is highly recommended for advanced students and scholars interested in recent scholarship on women and women's issues in Eastern Europe." Kay R. Broschart, Slavic and East European Journal

    "Women in Russia and Ukraine does advance the study of Slavic Women..." Christine Ruane, Slavic Review

    "The book fills a gap and should provide interesting reading material for courses in Russian culture, women's studies and the history of autobiography." Nancy L. Cooper, The Russian Review

    "This collection embraces a diverse subject matter, including historical articles as well as discussions of recent developments....the articles present much of interest , particularly to readers new to the subject of Russian and Ukrainian women's studies Journal of Women's History, Barbara Evans Clements

    "By placing the discussion of women within the political, social, and cultural context of their societies, the authors participating in this volume have done a service to women's studies and to East European history. This book will be useful in graduate and undergraduate course, where its individual essays can launch a good discussion. Scholars interested in any aspect of Ukraine should familiarize themselves with this collection if only to begin to recognize what women's issues are all about." Martha Bohachevsky Chomiak, Journal of Ukranian Studies

    "For the reader who wants an introduction to women's issues in Russia and the Ukraine, the editor provides a marvelous overview of the field." Barbara J. Risman, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society

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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


    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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