By Elizabeth A. Wood
"Meticulously researched, impressively documented, and engrossingly written,... [it] contributes to a long-overdue reconception of the hot monetary coverage (NEP)...." —Choice
"... a well-organized, subtle research of the problems excited about trying to reconcile ideology with political, fiscal, and cultural realities.: —The Russian Review
"... a hugely persuasive, revealing, and well-documented account of early Bolshevik coverage, perform, and language touching on the ‘baba challenge’ and the unforeseen methods male and female comrades replied to the party-state’s tutelary position towards women." —Slavic Review
"This is a wealthy and densely argued research that embeds the tale of the zhenotdel within the context of the political struggles and institutional constructions of this formative interval of the Russian Revolution. wooden demonstrates truly the trouble of no matter if ladies social gathering activists should still serve the celebration or their constituents." —American historic Review
"Wood’s convincing paintings is a welcome boost to the turning out to be literature at the gender-role traditionalism the Communists reinstitutionalized with their revolution." —The Women’s assessment of Books
How may perhaps the baba—traditionally, the "backward" Russian woman—be mobilized as a "comrade" within the development of a brand new country and society? Drawing on lately opened records, Elizabeth A. wooden explains why the Bolsheviks proved not able and eventually unwilling to gain their ideological notions of a gender-neutral society. targeting the production and actions of the zhenotdel, a different women’s part in the Russian Communist occasion, wooden reconstructs the ways that notions of gender sameness and distinction either facilitated and complex Bolshevik efforts at country development through the Civil struggle and the hot fiscal Policy.
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The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies) by Elizabeth A. Wood