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Author Goldman, Wendy Z

Title Women, the state, and revolution : Soviet family policy and social life, 1917-1936 / Wendy Z. Goldman
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993


Description 1 online resource (xi, 351 pages)
Series Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies.
Contents The origins of the Bolshevik vision : love unfettered: women free -- The first retreat : Besprizornost and socialised childrearing -- Law and life collide : free union and the wage-earning population -- Stirring the sea of peasant stagnation -- Pruning the 'Bourgeois Thicket' : drafting a new family code -- Freedom and its consequences : the debate on the 1926 family code -- Reproduction and the law -- Recasting the vision : the resurrection of the family -- Conclusion : the new socialist state, law and family
Summary When 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Börngen, ...
Čubrilović Familie : 19. Jh.-
Sovetskaja Associacija Meždunarodnogo Prava
Domestic relations -- Soviet Union -- History
Family policy -- Soviet Union -- History
Women -- history
Social Conditions -- history
15.70 history of Europe.
Domestic relations.
Family policy.
Politics and government
Femmes -- URSS -- Conditions sociales -- 1900-1945.
U.R.S.S -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1917-1936.
Politique familiale -- URSS -- 1900-1945.
Famille -- URSS -- Histoire.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union.
URSS -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1917-1928.
URSS -- Conditions sociales -- 1917-1945.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92047481
ISBN 9780511665158
Other Titles Soviet law and social change, 1917-1936
Soviet law and social change, 1917-1936
Soviet law and social change, 1917-1936
Soviet law and social change, 1917-1936