Sexual revolution in Bolshevik Russia /

"Sexual Revolution in Bolshevik Russia offers a comprehensive literary and cultural history of sex and society in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. The Bolshevik Revolution promised a total transformation of Russian society, down to its most intimate details. But in the years immediately follo...

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Main Author: Carleton, Gregory.
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh. University Library System. Digital Research Library.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2005.
Series:Series in Russian and East European studies.
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Summary:"Sexual Revolution in Bolshevik Russia offers a comprehensive literary and cultural history of sex and society in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. The Bolshevik Revolution promised a total transformation of Russian society, down to its most intimate details. But in the years immediately following 1917, it was by no means clear how this would come about. Sex and sexuality became a crucial battleground for debates about the Soviet future, and literature emerged as a primary domain through which sex could be imagined and discussed." "Drawing on an uncommonly varied body of sources, including novels, journals, diaries, sociological research, public health brochures, surveys, and party documents - many examined here for the first time in English - Gregory Carleton reveals the dramatic, bizarre, and intriguing ways the sexual revolution was discussed and represented. Amidst this chaos, he discerns a historical process of codification and reaction, leading ultimately to the quelling of debate in the 1930s through the harsh dictates of Stalinism."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 272 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-266) and index.
ISBN:9780822959489
0822959488
9780822970873
0822970872
0822842380
9780822842385
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