Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia Indiana Michigan


Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia Indiana Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies [PDF / EPUB] Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia Indiana Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies a marvelous source for the social history of Russian peasant society in the years before the revolution The translation is superb Steven Hoch one of the best ethnographic portraits that we have of the a marvelous source for the social history in Late Kindle Ð of Russian peasant society in the years before the revolution The translation is superb Village Life eBook ¸ Steven Hoch one of the best ethnographic portraits that we have of the Russian village a highly readable text that is an Life in Late Kindle ´ excellent introduction to the world of the Russian peasantry Samuel C RamerVillage Life in Late Tsarist Russia provides a uniue firsthand portrait Life in Late Tsarist Russia MOBI :ß of peasant family life as recorded by Olga Semyonova Tian Shanskaia an ethnographer and painter who spent four years at the turn of the twentieth century observing the life and customs of villagers in a central Russian province Unusual in its awareness of the rapid changes in the Russian village in the late nineteenth century and in its concentration on the treatment of women and children Semyonova's ethnography vividly describes courting rituals marriage and sexual practices childbirth infanticide child rearing practices the lives of women food and drink work habits and the household economy In contrast to a tradition of rosy romanticized descriptions of peasant communities by Russian upper class observers Semyonova gives an unvarnished account of the harsh living conditions and often brutal relationships within peasant families.

  • Paperback
  • 175 pages
  • Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia Indiana Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
  • Olga Semyonova Tian-Shanskaia
  • English
  • 24 October 2015
  • 9780253207845

10 thoughts on “Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia Indiana Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies

  1. says:

    A fascinating picture of peasant life in the late 19th century complete with the most WILD stories you'll ever read This helps you to understand how poorly women were treated and the interesting family dynamic that existed in these agricultural communitiesThe author maintains this very distinct us vs them perspective and straight up patronizes the peasants throughout the book The editor does a good job of pointing this out and providing additional context It was interesting to see how Semyonova's own personal experiences and upbringing guided the situations and topics she focused on while observing village life

  2. says:

    Read for Hist 334 Imperial Russia

  3. says:

    This was very interesting even entertaining at times But the further I got into it the I wondered just how plausible it was The ethnographer made and sweeping generalizations about the peasants and there seemed to be a lot of bias and at times contradictions At one point the same story was told in two very different ways one version found in her field notes and another in what she had written for publication I found this very telling So I find it tainted as a true documentation of much than upper class opinion of the peasants

  4. says:

    The ethnography is complicated by class biases of the author as well as by her ideological response to the Populist movement and is therefore problematic It is difficult to believe that life for the Russian peasant is as cruel and brutal as she described It is likely that the writing is a strong reaction to the Romanticized image of the peasant So I can't say this is a good book not even in the writing style or the evidence

  5. says:

    This was a very brutal read but written in a very readable fashion The writing is observations and reporting of incidents than academic examinations I enjoyed the editors introduction and his inserted comments throughout the book They helped with understanding the writing of the original researcher over a hundred years ago I recommend this because it takes away the romanticism of the good ole days

  6. says:

    Historians literary specialists anthropologists and sociologists Russophiles a must read Seriously read this book I first read it as an undergrad reading again for a graduate independent study course It's really excellent

  7. says:

    An interesting book covering the life of peasants in late 19th century Russian I thought their transition from serfs to free people was interesting

  8. says:

    A collection of ethnographic research from the era in uestion Not written in popular style but with a lot of details

  9. says:

    Interesting ethnography; ethnographer is not able to look beyond peasants as barbarians

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