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This volume examines areas of cultural production that have offered Russian women new freedoms and have opened commercial and artistic possibilities to them since the 19th century. Key aspects of Russian culture that have been systematically ignored are foregrounded here: Russian womenOs development of opopularO culture and their ingenious reinventions of ohighO literature. The essays analyze womenOs creativity of every typeNtheir products, performances, and collaborative exchangesNin sites that range from the bath-house to the ballroom. Contributors are Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Lina Bernstein, Nancy Condee, Darra Goldstein, Helena Goscilo, Gitta Hammarberg, Alison Hilton, Beth Holmgren, Mary B. Kelly, Louise McReynolds, Nadya L. Peterson, Stephanie Sandler, and OlOga Vainshtein.
Indiana University Press
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