Russian Women's Studies: Essays on Sexism in Soviet Culture

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Contents
LIST OF FIGURES ix
PREFACE Xi
FOREWORD xiii
i. History
1.
Matriarchal Roots in Russian Folklore 3
2.
The Two Catherines 9
3.
Nadezhda Turova: A Russian Amazon 19
4.
Our Grandmothers: Mariya Konstantinovna Tsebrikova26
ii. The Attitude of Russian Classical Writers Toward Women
5.
Dostoyevsky's Fantasy-Imbued Realism and Its Relation to Women 37
6.
The Stories of Anton Chekhov and the Women's Movement at the End of the Nineteenth Century46
7.
Maxim Gorky: feminist 55
8.
The Shadowed Paths of Ivan Bunin62
9. Alexander Kuprin's "Song of Songs"70
iii. Women in Art and Science
10.
Lydia Kochetkova: Biologist and Thinker85
11.
The Artist Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva94
12.
Inspiration: Musya Bashkirtseva and Nadya Rusheva103
13.
Teffi: Light Humor 106
14.
Elements of Feminism in Soviet films 112
iv. Sex and the Contemporary Scene
15.
Women's Place in Soviet "Fantasy" of the Eighties 121
16.
The Sex and Politics of Patriarchy: Porno Language in the USSR125
17.
Homosexuality in the Soviet Union130
18.
The Fate of Alternative Movements 134
19.
Women in the USSR from the Points of View of the Official and Unofficial Presses 138

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