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Gender and Housing in Soviet Russia: Private Life in a Public Space

Lynne Attwood


An acute housing shortage was one of the defining features of Soviet life. This book explores the housing problem throughout the 70 years of Soviet history, looking at changing political ideology on appropriate forms of housing under socialism, successive government policies on housing and the meaning and experience of ‘home’ for Soviet citizens. The book's main concern is housing as a gendered issue. To this end, it examines the use of housing to alter gender relations, and the ways in which domestic space was differentially experienced by men and women. The book places the research firmly in ... More

Keywords: housing shortage, Soviet history, socialism, housing policy, gender relations, domestic space, home life, Soviet housing, domestic life, history of housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081453
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynne Attwood, author