Everyday Life in Russia Past and Present (Paperback)

By Choi Chatterjee (Editor), David L. Ransel (Editor), Mary Cavender (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253012548, 448pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2015

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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.

About the Author

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.