Transforming Peasants

Society, State and the Peasantry, 1861–1930

  • Judith Pallot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Judith Pallot
      Pages 1-12
  3. Social Constructions and Transformations

  4. Policy Implications and Peasant Responses

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book


The essays in this collection explore the social 'construction' of the Russian peasantry in the period between Emancipation and Collectivisation, and the impact of these constructions on Tsarist and Bolshevik agrarian policy. The international group of authors represent different trends in the historical, sociological and geographical investigations of the East European peasantry and draw both upon the insights of cultural studies and recently available archival materials to throw new light on the relationship between peasantry and other classes.


Cultural Studies Europe history Imperial Russia migration Moral Nation nationalism Policy revolution Russia Sport transformation Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Pallot
    • 1
  1. 1.Christ ChurchOxfordUK

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