Women in the Stalin Era

  • Melanie Ilič

About this book


This book brings together for the first time a collection of essays by western scholars about women in the Stalin era (1928-53). It explores both the realities of women's lived experience in the 1930s and 1940s, and the various forms in which womanhood and femininity were represented and constructed in these decades. Women in the Stalin Era challenges the scholarly neglect women's history has suffered at the hands, and pens, of Russian and western historians of the Stalin period.


gender history Russia Soviet Union Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) women

Editors and affiliations

  • Melanie Ilič
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher EducationUK
  2. 2.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41825-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-52342-5
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