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The Resource The hazards of urban life in late Stalinist Russia : health, hygiene, and living standards, 1943-1953, Donald Filtzer

The hazards of urban life in late Stalinist Russia : health, hygiene, and living standards, 1943-1953, Donald Filtzer

Label
The hazards of urban life in late Stalinist Russia : health, hygiene, and living standards, 1943-1953
Title
The hazards of urban life in late Stalinist Russia
Title remainder
health, hygiene, and living standards, 1943-1953
Statement of responsibility
Donald Filtzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first detailed study of the standard of living of ordinary Russians following World War II. It examines urban living conditions under the Stalinist regime with a focus on the key issues of sanitation, access to safe water supplies, personal hygiene and anti-epidemic controls, diet and nutrition, and infant mortality. Comparing five key industrial regions, it shows that living conditions still lagged some fifty years behind Western European norms. Yet, despite this, the book reveals that the years preceding Stalin's death saw dramatic improvements in mortality rates thanks to the application of rigorous public health controls and Western medical innovations. While tracing these changes, the book also analyzes the impact that the absence of an adequate urban infrastructure had on peoples' daily lives and on the relationship between the Stalinist regime and the Russian people and, finally, how the Soviet experience compared to that of earlier industrializing societies"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Filtzer, Donald A
Dewey number
363.720947/091732
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN524
LC item number
.F556 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quality of life
  • Urban health
  • Urban sanitation
  • Medical policy
  • Hygiene
  • City and town life
  • Industrialization
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Urban Health
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Diet
  • History, 20th Century
  • Sanitation
  • Water Supply
  • USSR
Label
The hazards of urban life in late Stalinist Russia : health, hygiene, and living standards, 1943-1953, Donald Filtzer
Instantiates
Publication
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. The impossible task: keeping cities clean -- 2. Water -- 3. Personal hygiene and epidemic control -- 4. Diet and nutrition: the 1947 food crisis and its aftermath -- 5. Infant mortality -- Conclusion
Control code
468978193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 379 pages
Isbn
9780521113731
Lccn
2010000024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)468978193
Label
The hazards of urban life in late Stalinist Russia : health, hygiene, and living standards, 1943-1953, Donald Filtzer
Publication
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. The impossible task: keeping cities clean -- 2. Water -- 3. Personal hygiene and epidemic control -- 4. Diet and nutrition: the 1947 food crisis and its aftermath -- 5. Infant mortality -- Conclusion
Control code
468978193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 379 pages
Isbn
9780521113731
Lccn
2010000024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)468978193

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