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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

About the editors

RONALD J. HILL Professor, Trinity College, Dublin MARCO BUTTINO Lecturer in History of Eastern Europe, University of Turin CHRIS CHULOS Research Fellow, Renvall Institute of History, University of Helsinki DAVID HOFFMANN Associate Professor in History, Ohio State University JAMES HUGHES Lecturer in Russian Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science YANNI KOTSONIS Assistant Professor of History, New York University DAVID MACEY Professor of History and C. V. Starr Professor of Russian Studies, Middlebury College LOUISE MCREYNOLDS Associate Professor of History, University of Hawaii LEWIS SIEGELBAUM Professor of History, Michigan State University ALESSANDRO STANZIANI Assistant Professor of Economic History, University of Naples KEELY STAUTER-HALSTED Assistant Professor of East European History, Michigan State University IHOR STEBELSKY Professor and Head of Geography, University of Windsor MARKUS WEHNER Currently works for Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung.

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