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The Resource Village mothers : three generations of change in Russia and Tataria, David L. Ransel

Village mothers : three generations of change in Russia and Tataria, David L. Ransel

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Village mothers : three generations of change in Russia and Tataria
Title
Village mothers
Title remainder
three generations of change in Russia and Tataria
Statement of responsibility
David L. Ransel
Title variation
Three generations of change in Russia and Tataria
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Village Mothers describes the reception of modern medical ideas and practices by three generations of Russian and Tatar village women in the twentieth century. It first traces the entry of Western medical discourse on reproduction into Russia and its extension to the countryside during the Soviet period. Using the village mothers' own words, as captured in 100 oral interviews collected by the author and his collaborators in the early 1990s, David L. Ransel shows how the women mediated the inherited beliefs of their families and communities, the claims of the state to control reproduction, and their personal desires for a better life. The interviews tell of willing acceptance of some changes and selective acceptance of or outright resistance to others. The women interviewed were subject to powerful forces beyond their control, ranging from patriarchal tyranny to civil war, governmental coercion and violence, famine, and world war. Their testimonies, however, reveal the strategies by which they maintained a measure of personal control and choice that enabled them to build a sense of independence, endure hardship, and give meaning to their lives. The scope of these personal histories and the detailed information they convey about everyday life in rural Soviet communities provide an important and fascinating portrait of socio-cultural continuity and transformation in twentieth-century Russia."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Ransel, David L
Dewey number
306.874/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.R34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Maternal Welfare
  • Child Welfare
  • Maternal Welfare
  • Rural Health
  • Women's Health Services
  • Russia
Label
Village mothers : three generations of change in Russia and Tataria, David L. Ransel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-306) 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
Introduction -- Child welfare before the Revolution -- Soviet efforts to transform village mothering -- Courtship and marriage -- Fertility choices -- Giving birth -- Baptism and equivalent Muslim rites -- Coping with infant death -- Child care -- Conclusion. Life and loyalty in hard times -- Appendix A. List of informants -- Appendix B. Questionnaire
Control code
43836638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780253338259
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
00038908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Village mothers : three generations of change in Russia and Tataria, David L. Ransel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-306) 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
Introduction -- Child welfare before the Revolution -- Soviet efforts to transform village mothering -- Courtship and marriage -- Fertility choices -- Giving birth -- Baptism and equivalent Muslim rites -- Coping with infant death -- Child care -- Conclusion. Life and loyalty in hard times -- Appendix A. List of informants -- Appendix B. Questionnaire
Control code
43836638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780253338259
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
00038908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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