Women in Russia

Women in Russia

By: Kate Clarke (translator), Kate Clark (translator), Anastasia Posadskaya (editor)Paperback

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The collapse of the monolithic Soviet state sounded the death knell for many myths about the Soviet Union. Yet one of the most persistent misapprehensions continues to thrive. The emancipation of women in the early years of the Soviet regime was regarded by many as a simple fact. The most frequently cited proof of equal rights was the large number of women who worked outside the home. But as the contributors to Women in Russia show, work outside the home became a powerful instrument of enslavement for women, a situation which continues today. Far from achieving economic and professional equality, women predominate in low-paid and insecure manual positions. Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika did little to further the cause of women's rights. On the contrary, he called for 'women to return to their womanly mission' - a sentiment echoed by the press - while failing to put into place any social assistance for women who wished to stay at home. Ranging over women's rights in post-Soviet Russia, the role of women in the labour market, women in the political system, and the history of feminism in Russia, Women in Russia is a highly original and invaluable addition to feminist political study. Contributors: Anastasia Posadskaya, Tatiana Klimenkova, Olga Voronina, Valentina Konstantinova, Yelena Mezentseva, Zoya Khotkina, Olga Lipovskaya, Olga Zhuk, Svetlana Aivazova.

About Author

Anastasia Posadskaya is the Director of the Moscow Centre for Gender Studies in the Russian Academy of Sciences. Kate Clark was a journalist in Moscow for several years before joining the BBC World Service as Deputy Features Editor in the Russian Service.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780860916574
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780860916574
  • weight: 310
  • ISBN10: 086091657X
  • translations: Russian

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