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Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914by Barbara Alpern Engel
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This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanization and industrialization on the relationship of the migrant to the peasant household, and on family life and personal relations. It differs from other studies in looking at both village and city; in treating personal life, and in drawing on a wealth of archival data, most of it for the first time. The focus on women and the family provides a fresh perspective on the social history of late Imperial Russia.
Examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration, this study charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change from village to factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I.
Charts the personal dimensions of economic social change by examining the migration of Russian peasant women's from the village to the city in the years between 1861 and the outbreak of World War I.
Drawing on a wealth of new archival data containing first-person accounts of peasant women's experiences, Engel provides a detailed account of the move from village to 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 and illuminates the personal dimensions of economic and social change.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 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 in the margins/marginalising women; 7. Making a home in the city; Conclusion; A note on sources; Index.
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