Between the Fields and the City
Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914
By (author) Barbara Alpern Engel
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Between the Fields and the City by Barbara Alpern Engel
Book DescriptionThis book charts the personal dimensions of economic social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanisation and industrialisation on the relationship of the migrant to the peasant household, and on family life and personal relations. It differs from other studies in looking at both village and city; in the treatment of personal life, and in drawing on a wealth of archival data, most of it for the first time. The focus on women and the family provides a fresh perspective on the social history of late Imperial Russia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521566216
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barbara Alpern Engel
Russia in World History, Hardback (July 2015)
A lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history from its origins to the present, this volume concisely describes how its peoples overcame constant challenges, including devastating foreign invasions, to become an ethnically and religiously diverse land empire, the first communist society, and a major world power.
Breaking the Ties That Bound, Paperback (August 2013)
New perspectives on marital relations, domesticity, and intimate life in imperial Russia.
Five Sisters, Paperback (April 2013)
Violent movements opposing existing political orders erupted throughout nineteenth-century Europe, but nowhere was this revolutionary impulse made more dramatically visible than in Russia. This title presents English translations of the memoirs of five Russia's female revolutionaries.
Women in Russia, 1700-2000, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Barbara Alpern Engel
A compelling chronological narrative of women's experiences in Russia, from the seventeenth century to the present, first published in 2003.
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