Soviet Women – Everyday Lives: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Soviet Women – Everyday Lives

1st Edition

By Melanie Ilic


214 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780367352318
pub: 2020-02-19
SAVE ~$35.00
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 19th February 2020

FREE Standard Shipping!


Based on an extensive reading of a broad range of women’s accounts of their lives in the Soviet Union, this book focuses on many hidden aspects of Soviet women’s everyday lives, thereby revealing a great deal about how the Soviet Union operated on a day to day basis and about the place of the individual within it.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Born in the USSR: Soviet Identities

3. A Happy Childhood

4. Looking for Love

5. Emancipation and Equality

6. Health and Welfare

7. Reproductive Health and Maternity

8. Consumption, Soviet Style

9. Custom, Ritual and Superstition

10. Go West

About the Author

Melanie Ilic is a Professor of History in the School of Education and Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, The University of Birmingham.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies