Soviet Women - Everyday Lives

Ilic, Melanie J ORCID: 0000-0002-2219-9693 (2020) Soviet Women - Everyday Lives. Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780367352318

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Based on an extensive reading of a broad range of women’s accounts of their lives in the Soviet Union, this book focuses on many hidden aspects of Soviet women’s everyday lives, thereby revealing a great deal about how the Soviet Union operated on a day to day basis and about the place of the individual within it. Including testimony from both celebrated literary and cultural figures and from many ordinary people, and from both enthusiastic supports of the regime and dissidents, the book considers women’s daily routines, attitudes and behaviours. It highlights some of the hidden inequalities of an ostensibly egalitarian society, and considers many wider questions, including How extensive was the ‘reach’ of the Soviet regime; How ‘modern’ was it; How far were there continuities after 1917 between the new Bolshevik regime and Russia’s imperial past; and How homogenous and how mobile was Soviet society?

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soviet Union; Women's everyday lives; Soviet society; REF2021
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 12:26
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:54

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