Russian Peasant Women

Synopsis

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

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lynne Viola
  • Roberta T. Manning
  • Susan Bridger
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992