Women, the State and Revolution
Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936
By (author) Wendy Z. Goldman
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Women, the State and Revolution by Wendy Z. Goldman
Book DescriptionWhen the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, they believed that under socialism the family would 'wither away.' They envisioned a society in which communal dining halls, daycare centres, and public laundries would replace the unpaid labour of women in the home. Yet by 1936 legislation designed to liberate women from their legal and economic dependence had given way to increasingly conservative solutions aimed at strengthening traditional family ties and women's reproductive role. This book explains the reversal, focusing on how women, peasants, and orphans responded to Bolshevik attempts to remake the family, and how their opinions and experiences in turn were used by the state to meet its own needs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521458160
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wendy Z. Goldman
Inventing the Enemy, Hardback (August 2011)
Explores the behaviour of ordinary people during Stalin's terror, revealing the terrible dilemmas people confronted in their struggles to survive.
Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin, Paperback (August 2007)
The book shows how ordinary people moved toward madness and self-destruction during the Great Terror.
Women at the Gates, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Wendy Z. Goldman
The first social history of Soviet women workers in the 1930s.
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