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This attention-grabbing publication argues that during Russia the family among tradition and state, artwork and existence, commodity and trash, usually diverged from standard Western ecu or American types of modernity. The essays exhibit how private and non-private overlapped and formed one another, developing new views on participants and society within the Soviet Union.
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45. William Moskoff, The Bread of Affliction: The Food Supply in the USSR During World War II (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 111–112. 46. See general discussion in V. S. Murmantseva, Sovetskie zhenshchiny v Velikoi Otechestvennoi Voine (Moscow: Mysl’, 1974); and I. V. Arutiunian, Sovetskoe krest’ianstvo v gody Velikoi Otechestvennoi Voiny (Moscow: Nauka, 1970), especially 408–410. 47. See M. A. Vyltsan, “Prikaz i propoved: Sposoby mobilizatsii resursoi derevni v gody voiny,” Otechestvennaia istoriia, no.
44. 45. 46. 47. 48. , Thomas Lahusen and Evgeny Dobrenko (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997), 160. The increasing ease of divorce and the consequential increase in the divorce rate during the 1950s and 1960s had the same effect. See Deborah A. Field, “Irreconcilable Differences: Divorce and Conceptions of Private Life in the Khrushchev Era,” Russian Review, 57, no. 3 (1998), 599–613. Sheila Fitzpatrick, “Lives and Times,” in In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, ed.
37 The “socialization of livestock” that had driven peasants to destroy their own farm animals rather than transfer them to the state was replaced by intricately detailed official permission for permanent household rights to one milk cow, two calves or heifers, one sow and piglets, four sheep, and an unlimited number of chickens. While avoiding the use of the pejorative word “private” (chastnyi), the statute even promised that—for a price—horses belonging to the kolkhoz could be used to meet the personal needs of their members.