© 2004

Women in the Khrushchev Era

  • Melanie Ilič
  • Susan E. Reid
  • Lynne Attwood

About this book


This collection of essays examines women in the Khrushchev era, using both newly-accessible archival material and a re-reading of published sources. Exploring diverse subjects including housing, space flight, women workers, cinema, religion and consumption, the volume places the analysis of specific events or issues within a broader discussion of economic, political, ideological and international developments to provide a full analysis of the era.


campaign cinema Cold War consumption development family girls production religion reproduction Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) war women youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Melanie Ilič
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susan E. Reid
    • 3
  • Lynne Attwood
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of GloucestershireUK
  2. 2.The University of BirminghamUK
  3. 3.University of SheffieldUK
  4. 4.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

S. BRIDGER Researcher and writer D. A. FIELD Assistant Professor and Chair of the History Department, Adrian College, Michigan, USA D. FILTZER Professor of Russian History, University of East London J. HAYNES Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Essex M. LILJESTRÖM Professor of Women's Studies, University of Turku, Finland I. PAERT Lecturer in European History, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales M. POHL Lecturer, Vassar College, New York, USA K. ROTH-EY Researcher

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women in the Khrushchev Era
  • Editors M. Ilic
    S. Reid
    L. Attwood
  • Series Title Studies in Russian and East European History and Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-2043-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51469-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-52343-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 254
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender Studies
    Russian, Soviet, and East European History
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'This collection vividly illustrates these fortunes in 11 well integrated chapters that offer a fascinating introduction to the subject'. - Dan Healey, European History Quarterly

'These eleven tightly argued chapters go a considerable way to remedy the neglect of both women's experience and the gendered nature of Khrushchev's rule. It is an admirably coherent collection which should encourage further research.' - Jane McDermid, The Slavonic and East European Review