Everyday Life in Russia Past and Present: Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies

Author: Choi Chatterjee,David L. Ransel,Mary W. Cavender,Karen Petrone
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: European History, Social & Cultural History
Book Format: Paperback

In these original essays on long-term patterns of everyday life in prerevolutionary, Soviet, and contemporary Russia, distinguished scholars survey the cultural practices, power relations, and behaviors that characterized daily existence for Russians through the post-Soviet present. Microanalyses and transnational perspectives shed new light on the formation and elaboration of gender, ethnicity, class, nationalism, and subjectivity. Changes in consumption and communication patterns, the restructuring of familial and social relations, systems of cultural meanings, and evolving practices in the home, at the workplace, and at sites of leisure are among the topics explored.

Table Of Contents

Part I. Approaches to Everyday Life

1. The Scholarship of Everyday Life / David L. Ransel

2. Provincial Nobles, Elite History and the Imagination of Everyday Life / Mary Cavender

3. Resisting Resistance: Everyday life, Practical Competence and Neoliberal Rhetoric in Postsocialist Russia / Olga Shevchenko,

4. The Oil Company and the Crafts Fair: From Povsednevnost' to Byt in Postsocialist Russia / Douglas Rogers

Part II. Public Identities and Public Space

5. 'We don't talk about ourselves': Women Academics Recall Their Path to Success / Natalia Pushkareva

6. The Literature of Everyday Life and Popular Representations of Motherhood in Brezhnev's Time / Elizabeth Skomp

7. 'They Are Taking That Air From Us': Sale of Commonly Enjoyed Properties to Private Developers / David L. Ransel

Part III. Living Space and Personal Choice

8. Everyday Life and the Problem of Conceptualizing Public and Private during the Khrushchev Era / Deborah A. Field

9. Soviet Mass Housing and the Communist Way of Life / Steven E. Harris

10. Everyday Aesthetics in the Khrushchev-Era Standard Apartment / Susan E. Reid

11. The Soviet Communal Apartment Lives On, Adapting to Post-Soviet Conditions / Ilya Utekhin

Part IV. Myth, Memory, and the History of Everyday Life

12. Everyday Stalinism in Transition-Era Film / Peter C. Pozefsky

13. Totality Decomposed: Objectalizing Late Socialism in Post-Soviet Biochronicles / Serguei Oushakine

14. Everyday Life and the Ties that Bind in Liudmila Ulitskaia's Medea and Her Children / Benjamin Sutcliffe

Part V. Coming Home: Transnational Connections

15. Sino-Soviet Every Day: Chinese Revolutionaries in Moscow Military Schools, 1927-1930 / Elizabeth McGuire

16. Coming Home Soviet Style: The Reintegration of Afghan Veterans into Soviet Everyday Life / Karen Petrone

17. Everyday Life in Transnational Perspective: Consumption, Consumerism, and Party Favors, 1917-1939 / Choi Chatterjee

Afterword / Sheila Fitzpatrick

About Choi Chatterjee
Choi Chatterjee is Professor of History at California State University, Los Angeles.
David L. Ransel is Robert F. Byrnes Professor of History at Indiana University Bloomington.
Mary Cavender is Associate Professor of History at the Ohio State University at Mansfield.
Karen Petrone is Professor of History at the University of Kentucky.


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Artist / Author Choi Chatterjee, David L. Ransel, Mary W. Cavender, Karen Petrone
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