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Living through the Soviet system

Author: Daniel Bertaux; Paul Thompson; Anna Rotkirch
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, 2005.
Series: Memory and narrative.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The situation changed dramatically with the new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s. The result was a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television, and more formally collected by new Russian oral history groups and also by Western researchers. Daniel Bertaux  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bertaux; Paul Thompson; Anna Rotkirch
ISBN: 1412804876 9781412804875
OCLC Number: 61309489
Notes: Originally published: On living through Soviet Russia. New York : Routledge, ©2004.
Description: x, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I: Creating Soviet society --
The cultural model of the Russian popular classes and the transition to a market economy / Daniel Bertaux, in collaboration with Marina Malysheva --
Equality in poverty: the symbolic meaning of kommunalki in the 1930s-50s / Victoria Semenova --
Coping with revolution: the experiences of well-to-do Russian families / Ekaterina Foteeva --
II: Personal and family life --
'What kind of sex can you talk about?': acquiring sexual knowledge in three Soviet generations / Anna Rotkirch --
Family models and transgenerational influences: grandparents, parents and children in Moscow and Leningrad from the Soviet to the market era / Victoria Semenova and Paul Thompson --
'Coming to stand on firm g round': the making of a Soviet working mother / Anna Rotkirch --
The strength of small freedoms: a response to Ionin, by way of stories told at the dacha / Naomi Roslyn Galtz --
III: The marginal and the successful --
Memory and survival in Stalin's Russia: old believers in the Urals during the 1930s-50s / Irina Korovushkina Paert --
The returned of the repressed: survival after the Gulag / Nanci Adler --
Success stories from the margins: Soviet women's autobiographical sketches from the late Soviet period / Marianne Liljestrom --
Epilogue: researching with interview sources on Soviet Russia / Daniel Bertaux, Paul Thompson and Anna Rotkirch.
Series Title: Memory and narrative.
Other Titles: On living through Soviet Russia.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Bertaux, Paul Thompson, & Anna Rotkirch.

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