Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936
When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, they believed that under socialism the family would "wither-away." They envisioned a society in which communal dining halls, daycare centers, and public laundries would replace the unpaid labor of women in the home. Yet by 1936 legislation designed to liberate women from their legal and economic dependence had given way to increasingly conservative solutions aimed at strengthening traditional family ties and women's reproductive role. This book explains the reversal, focusing on how women, peasants, and orphans responded to Bolshevik attempts to remake the family, and how their opinions and experiences in turn were used by the state to meet its own needs.
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List of tables page viii
Besprizornosť and socialized
Affairs of Minors in the RSFSR 19221924 page
Free union and the wage
Stirring the sea of peasant stagnation
Abortions and the urban female population
Age of women receiving abortions 1926
The resurrection of
Socialist state law
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