Encyclopedia of Russian Women's Movements

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Norma C. Noonan, Carol Nechemias
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2001 - Reference - 399 pages
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A comprehensive resource profiling individuals and organizations associated with Russian women's movements from the early 19th century to the post-Soviet era. Contributions by approximately fifty authors from the United States, Russia, Europe, and Canada focus upon the struggle of women to change their society and advance their gender interests. Women activists pursued improvement in educational opportunities, fought for suffrage, established journals, and sought to transform women's consciousness and establish women's studies programs and women's crises centers. They were a strong voice against the tsarist regime and the oppression of communism. Their objectives were as diverse as their strategies, which ranged from incremental reform, to terrorism, to the establishment of women's electoral organizations.

This volume contains a comprehensive glossary of term and phrases and a chronology to help put events and developments into historical context. Entries are fully cross-referenced and are followed by suggested readings. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Russian history and politics, women's history and gender studies.

  

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Contents

WOMENS MOVEMENTS FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE REVOLUTIONS OF 1917
1
WOMENS MOVEMENTS IN THE SOVIET ERA 19171991
125
WOMENS MOVEMENTS IN THE TRANSITIONAL AND POSTSOVIET ERAS 1985
195
Glossary of Abbreviations and Major Terms
373
Selected Bibliography
379
Index
385
Contributors
392
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About the author (2001)

Noonan is of Augsburg College.

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