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The Resource Between the fields and the city : women, work, and family in Russia, 1861-1914, Barbara Alpern Engel

Between the fields and the city : women, work, and family in Russia, 1861-1914, Barbara Alpern Engel

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Between the fields and the city : women, work, and family in Russia, 1861-1914
Title
Between the fields and the city
Title remainder
women, work, and family in Russia, 1861-1914
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Alpern Engel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the period following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, Russia began to industrialize, and peasants, especially peasants of the Central Industrial Region around Moscow, increasingly began to interact with a market economy. in response to a growing need for cash and declining opportunities to earn it at home, thousands of peasant men and women left their villages to earn wages elsewhere, many in the cities of Moscow or St. Petersburg. The significance and consequences of peasant women's migration is the subject of this book. Drawing on a wealth of new archival data, which contains first-person accounts of peasant women's experiences, the book provides the reader with a detailed account of the move from the village to the city. Unlike previous studies this one looks at the impact of migration on the peasantry, and at the experience of peasant workers in nearby factories, as well as in distant cities. Case studies explore the effects of industrialization and urbanization on the relationship of the migrant to the peasant household, and on family life and personal relations. They demonstrate the ambiguous consequences of change for women: while some found new and better opportunities, many more experienced increased hardship and risk. By illuminating the personal dimensions of economic and social change, this book provides a fresh perspective on the social history of late Imperial Russia
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Engel, Barbara Alpern
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
Label
Between the fields and the city : women, work, and family in Russia, 1861-1914, Barbara Alpern Engel
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Publication
Note
Spine title: Between the fields & the city
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Patriarchy and its discontents -- 2. The woman's side -- 3. Out to work -- 4. Between the fields and the factory -- 5. On their own in the city -- 6. Women on the margins/marginalizing women -- 7. Making a home in the city
Control code
28677427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780521442367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1583863
Label
Between the fields and the city : women, work, and family in Russia, 1861-1914, Barbara Alpern Engel
Publication
Note
Spine title: Between the fields & the city
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Patriarchy and its discontents -- 2. The woman's side -- 3. Out to work -- 4. Between the fields and the factory -- 5. On their own in the city -- 6. Women on the margins/marginalizing women -- 7. Making a home in the city
Control code
28677427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780521442367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1583863

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