Russian Traditional Culture

This is an annotated collection of recent studies of Russian folk religion, village organization and family life, including the rituals associated with childbirth, and paying special attention to women's roles and to the specificity of ...

Author: Ronald Radzai

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563240394

Category: Social Science

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This is an annotated collection of recent studies of Russian folk religion, village organization and family life, including the rituals associated with childbirth, and paying special attention to women's roles and to the specificity of Siberia in Russian culture.
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Remarkable Russian Women in Pictures Prose and Poetry

... 1898) cited in Russian Traditional Culture Religion, Gender, and Customary Law, Ed. Marjorie M. Balzer (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1992), 122-145, ...

Author: Marcelline Hutton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781609620448

Category: Russia

Page: 329

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Many Russian women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries tried to find authentic religious, marital, professional, and political experiences. Some very remarkable ones found these things in varying degrees, while others sought unsuccessfully but no less desperately to transcend the generations-old restrictions imposed by church, state, village, class, and gender. Like a Slavic Downton Abbey, this book tells the stories, not just of their outward lives, but of their hearts and minds, their voices and dreams, their amazing accomplishments against overwhelming odds, and their roles as feminists and avant-gardists in shaping modern Russia and, indeed, the twentieth century in the West. In their own words and images, and each in their own unique way, these remarkable Russian women construct a fascinating tapestry of a culture at the crossroads of modernity and on the brink of catastrophe.
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Russian Traditional Culture Religion Gender and Customary Law

Religion, Gender and Customary Law Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Ronald Radzai. encyclopedia Myths of the Peoples of the World [Mify narodov mira].

Author: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315288437

Category: Social Science

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The resurgence of national and historical awareness among the people of what was once the USSR has been nowhere stronger than among the Russians themselves. Some of the larger projects of rediscovery amount to a reinterpretation of traditional culture. This carefully annotated collection of recent studies of Russian folk religion, village organization and family life, including the rituals associated with childbirth, special attention to women's roles and to the specificity of Siberia in Russian culture, will be a revelation to a wide array of readers. It is intended for use not only in anthropology departments but more widely interdisciplinary courses in Russian studies, peasant studies and women's studies.
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Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism

Balzer, M.M., Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law (New York, 1992). Berman, H.J., Law and Revolution: The Formation ofthe ...

Author: Frances Nethercott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134369850

Category: History

Page: 224

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Following the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, and again during the Gorbachev and Yel’tsin eras, the issue of individual legal rights and freedoms occupied a central place in the reformist drive to modernize criminal justice. While in tsarist Russia the gains of legal scholars and activists in this regard were few, their example as liberal humanists remains important today in renewed efforts to promote juridical awareness and respect for law. A case in point is the role played by Vladimir Solov’ev. One of Russia’s most celebrated moral philosophers, his defence of the ‘right to a dignified existence’ and his brilliant critique of the death penalty not only contributed to the development of a legal consciousness during his lifetime, but also inspired appeals for a more humane system of justice in post-Soviet debate. This book addresses the issues involved and their origins in late Imperial legal thought. More specifically, it examines competing theories of crime and the criminal, together with various prescriptions for punishment respecting personal inviolability. Charting endeavours of the juridical community to promote legal culture through reforms and education, the book also throws light on aspects of Russian politics, society and mentality in two turbulent periods of Russian history.
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Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe Russia and Eurasia

In English as “Forms of Transformation of Pagan Symbolism in the Old Believer Tradition” in Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law ...

Author: Mary Zirin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317451969

Category: Political Science

Page: 2091

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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.
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Profane Challenge and Orthodox Response in Dostoevsky s Crime and Punishment

Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe. Barabtarlo, Gennady (ed.). 2000. Cold Fusion: Aspects of the German ...

Author: Janet G. Tucker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042024946

Category: History

Page: 285

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Profane Challenge and Orthodox Response in Dostoevsky¿s Crime and Punishment presents for the first time an examination of this great novel as a work aimed at winning back ¿target readers¿, young contemporary radicals, from Utilitarianism, nihilism, and Utopian Socialism. Dostoevsky framed the battle in the context of the Orthodox Church and oral tradition versus the West. He relied on knowledge of the Gospels as text received orally, forcing readers to react emotionally, not rationally, and thus undermining the very basis of his opponents¿ arguments. Dostoevsky saves Raskol¿nikov, underscoring the inadequacy of rational thought and reminding his readers of a heritage discarded at their peril. This volume should be of special interest to secondary and university students, as well as to readers interested in literature, particularly, in Russian literature, and Dostoevsky. Janet Tucker is Professor of Russian Language and Literature at the University of Arkansas. She is the author of Innokentij Annenskij and the Acmeist Doctrine and Revolution Betrayed: Jurij Ole¿a¿s Envy. She is also the editor of Against the Grain: Parody, Satire and Intertextuality in Russian Literature. In addition, she has contributed chapters in books, with pieces on Nikolai Gogol, Jurij Ole¿a and Isaak Babel. Her articles include a study of Aleksandr Pushkin¿s Eugene Onegin, an essay on Varlam Shalamov, and a recent article plus a book chapter on Nikolai Gogol.
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A History of Women s Writing in Russia

Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law. Armonk, NY, 1992. Barker, Adele Marie, The Mother Syndrome in the Russian Folk Imagination ...

Author: Adele Marie Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139433156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 391

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A History of Women's Writing in Russia offers a comprehensive account of the lives and works of Russia's women writers. Based on original and archival research, this volume forces a re-examination of many of the traditionally held assumptions about Russian literature and women's role in the tradition. In setting about the process of reintegrating women writers into the history of Russian literature, contributors have addressed the often surprising contexts within which women's writing has been produced. Chapters reveal a flourishing literary tradition where none was thought to exist. They redraw the map defining Russia's literary periods, they look at how Russia's women writers articulated their own experience, and they reassess their relationship to the dominant male tradition. The volume is supported by extensive reference features including a bibliography and guide to writers and their works.
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Solovyovo

Russian Traditional Culture : Religion , Gender , and Customary Law . Armonk , N.Y .: M.E. Sharpe . Balzer , Marjorie Mandelstam . 1999.

Author: Margaret Paxson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253218012

Category: History

Page: 388

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The result is a compelling ethnography of a Russian village, the first of its kind in modern, North American anthropology.
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Russian Women 1698 1917

“ Female Terrorists in the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party . ... In Russian Traditional Culture : Religion , Gender , and Customary Law , edited by ...

Author: Robin Bisha

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253215234

Category: History

Page: 408

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"Women can do everything, men can do the rest.""Between a woman's 'yes' and a woman's 'no,' it's hard to pass a needle.""What goes in with mother's milk goes out with the soul." --Russian proverbsThis rich anthology of source materials makes available for the first time in any language an extensive variety of primary sources on the lives of Russian women from the reign of Peter the Great to the Bolshevik revolution. The selections are drawn from a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, including memoirs, diaries, legal codes, correspondence, short fiction, poetry, ethnographic observations, and folklore, with primacy given to sources produced by women and previously unavailable in English translation. Organised thematically, the documents focus on women's family life, work and schooling, public activism, creative self-expression, and sexuality and spirituality, as well as on the cultural ideals and legal framework which constrained women of all social classes. Introductions to chapters and to individual selections provide context for the sources and highlight both the continuities and changes that occurred in Russian women's lives over time. This compendium serves as a unique guide to the social, economic, political, and cultural history of women in Imperial Russia. The volume includes illustrations, a chronology, a glossary of Russian terms, a map, and a guide to further reading. Russian Women: Experience and Expression is an ideal collection for classroom use in Russian history, literature, and culture courses and in comparative courses in women's history.
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

7 Popular culture Editions of primary material Afanas'ev, A. N., ... Bernshtam, T. A., Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law, ed.

Author: Nicholas Rzhevsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107002524

Category: History

Page: 392

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A fully updated new edition of this overview of contemporary Russia and the influence of its Soviet past.
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Daily Life of Women An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present 3 volumes

“The Introduction of Christianity in Russia and the Pagan Traditions.” In Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender and Customary Law, ...

Author: Colleen Boyett

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440846939

Category: History

Page: 1254

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Indispensable for the student or researcher studying women's history, this book draws upon a wide array of cultural settings and time periods in which women displayed agency by carrying out their daily economic, familial, artistic, and religious obligations. Since record keeping began, history has been written by a relatively few elite men. Insights into women's history are left to be gleaned by scholars who undertake careful readings of ancient literature, examine archaeological artifacts, and study popular culture, such as folktales, musical traditions, and art. For some historical periods and geographic regions, this is the only way to develop some sense of what daily life might have been like for women in a particular time and place. This reference explores the daily life of women across civilizations. The work is organized in sections on different civilizations from around the world, arranged chronologically. Within each society, the encyclopedia highlights the roles of women within five broad thematic categories: the arts, economics and work, family and community life, recreation and social customs, and religious life. Included are numerous sidebars containing additional information, document excerpts, images, and suggestions for further reading. An introduction provides an overview the daily life of women through history, and a timeline highlights key events in women's history. Chronologically arranged sections on civilizations from across world history provide information on the daily life of women living in those societies. For each civilization, broad categories of daily life are broken into subsections, with each offering reference entries on specific topics. Photos help users visualize important topics, and sidebars provide interesting tangential information. Bibliographies direct readers to additional resources.
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The Changing World Religion Map

Russian folk culture and folk religion. In M. M. Balzer (Ed.), Russian traditional culture. Religion, gender and customary law (pp. 34–47).

Author: Stanley D. Brunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401793766

Category: Religion

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This extensive work explores the changing world of religions, faiths and practices. It discusses a broad range of issues and phenomena that are related to religion, including nature, ethics, secularization, gender and identity. Broadening the context, it studies the interrelation between religion and other fields, including education, business, economics and law. The book presents a vast array of examples to illustrate the changes that have taken place and have led to a new world map of religions. Beginning with an introduction of the concept of the “changing world religion map”, the book first focuses on nature, ethics and the environment. It examines humankind’s eternal search for the sacred, and discusses the emergence of “green” religion as a theme that cuts across many faiths. Next, the book turns to the theme of the pilgrimage, illustrated by many examples from all parts of the world. In its discussion of the interrelation between religion and education, it looks at the role of missionary movements. It explains the relationship between religion, business, economics and law by means of a discussion of legal and moral frameworks, and the financial and business issues of religious organizations. The next part of the book explores the many “new faces” that are part of the religious landscape and culture of the Global North (Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada) and the Global South (Latin America, Africa and Asia). It does so by looking at specific population movements, diasporas, and the impact of globalization. The volume next turns to secularization as both a phenomenon occurring in the Global religious North, and as an emerging and distinguishing feature in the metropolitan, cosmopolitan and gateway cities and regions in the Global South. The final part of the book explores the changing world of religion in regards to gender and identity issues, the political/religious nexus, and the new worlds associated with the virtual technologies and visual media.
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Popular Religion in Russia

V. Krivosheev, 'The Introduction of Christianity in Russia and the Pagan Traditions', in Russian Traditional Culture: religion, gender and customary law, ...

Author: Stella Rock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134369782

Category: Religion

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This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by paganism, with 'double-believing' Christians consciously or unconsciously preserving pagan traditions even into the twentieth century. This volume shows how the concept of dvoeverie arose with nineteenth-century scholars obsessed with the Russian 'folk' and was perpetuated as a propaganda tool in the Soviet period, colouring our perception of both popular faith in Russian and medieval Russian culture for over a century. It surveys the wide variety of uses of the term from the eleventh to the seventeenth century, and contrasts them to its use in modern historiography, concluding that our modern interpretation of dvoeverie would not have been recognized by medieval clerics, and that 'double-belief' is a modern academic construct. Furthermore, it offers a brief foray into medieval Orthodoxy via the mind of the believer, through the language and literature of the period.
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Culture Incarnate Native Anthropology from Russia

... Soviet Studies of Traditional Religion in Siberia and Central Asia (1990) and Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender, and Customary Law (1992).

Author: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315482231

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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This collection of studies uses the processes of analysis and self-analysis to examine the social, political and spiritual forces at work in the post-Soviet world. The text includes discussions of ethnohistory, political anthropology and ethnic conflict, and symbolic anthropology.
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Reading Russian Fortunes

An extract in English may be found in Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer , Russian Traditional Culture : Religion , Gender and Customary Law , Armonk , NY - London ...

Author: Faith Wigzell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521581230

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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The first examination of the cultural impact of fortune-telling in Russia from the eighteenth century to the present.
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Kodiak Kreol

... the Nineteenth Centuries,” in Russian Traditional Culture: Religion, Gender and Customary Law, ed. Marjorie M. Balzer (Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1992), 169.

Author: Gwenn A. Miller

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501701405

Category: History

Page: 248

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From the 1780s to the 1820s, Kodiak Island, the first capital of Imperial Russia's only overseas colony, was inhabited by indigenous Alutiiq people and colonized by Russians. Together, they established an ethnically mixed "kreol" community. Against the backdrop of the fur trade, the missionary work of the Russian Orthodox Church, and competition among Pacific colonial powers, Gwenn A. Miller brings to light the social, political, and economic patterns of life in the settlement, making clear that Russia's modest colonial effort off the Alaskan coast fully depended on the assistance of Alutiiq people. In this context, Miller argues, the relationships that developed between Alutiiq women and Russian men were critical keys to the initial success of Russia's North Pacific venture. Although Russia's Alaskan enterprise began some two centuries after other European powers—Spain, England, Holland, and France—started to colonize North America, many aspects of the contacts between Russians and Alutiiq people mirror earlier colonial episodes: adaptation to alien environments, the "discovery" and exploitation of natural resources, complicated relations between indigenous peoples and colonizing Europeans, attempts by an imperial state to moderate those relations, and a web of Christianizing practices. Russia's Pacific colony, however, was founded on the cusp of modernity at the intersection of earlier New World forms of colonization and the bureaucratic age of high empire. Miller's attention to the coexisting intimacy and violence of human connections on Kodiak offers new insights into the nature of colonialism in a little-known American outpost of European imperial power.
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Religion and the Early Modern State

Russian Traditional Culture : Religion , Gender , and Customary Law . Armonk , NY , and London , 1992 . This is an anthology of articles and book chapters ...

Author: James D. Tracy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521828252

Category: History

Page: 415

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How did state power impinge on the religion of the ordinary person? This perennial issue has been sharpened as historians uncover the process of 'confessionalization' or 'acculturation', by which officials of state and church collaborated in ambitious programs of Protestant or Catholic reform, intended to change the religious consciousness and the behaviour of ordinary men and women. In the belief that specialists in one area of the globe can learn from the questions posed by colleagues working in the same period in other regions, this volume sets the topic in a wider framework. Thirteen essays, grouped in themes affording parallel views of England and Europe, Tsarist Russia, and Ming China, show a spectrum of possibilities for what early modern governments tried to achieve by regulating religious life, and for how religious communities evolved in new directions, either in keeping with or in spite of official injunctions.
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Russia women culture

“ The Woman in the Ancient Russian Family . ” In Russian Traditional Culture : Religion , Gender and Customary Law , ed . Marjorie M. Balzer , 105–21 .

Author: Helena Goscilo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253210445

Category: History

Page: 386

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Een aantal essays over de culturele bijdrage die Russische vrouwen geleverd hebben aan de Russische beschaving. De volgende bijdragen zijn opgenomen: The second fantasy mother, or all baths are women's baths / door Nancy Condee; Keeping a-breast of the waist-land: women's fashion in early-nineteenth-century Russia / door Helena Goscilo; Female fashion, Soviet style: bodies of ideology / door Ol'ga Vainshtein; Getting under their skin: the beauty salon in Russian women's lives / door Nadezhda Azhgikhina en Helena Goscilo; Domestic porkbarreling in nineteenth-century Russia, or who holds the keys to the larder / door Darra Goldstein; The ritual fabrics of Russian village women / door Mary B. Kelly; Dirty women: cultural connotations of cleanliness in Soviet Russia / door Nadya L. Peterson; Women on the verge of new language: Russian salon hostesses in the first half of the nineteenth century / door Lina Bernstein; Stepping out/going under: women Russia's twentieth-century salons / door Beth Holmgren; Pleasure, danger, and the dance: nineteenth-century Russian variations / door Stephanie Sandler; "The incomparable" Anastasiia Vial'tsva and the culture of personality / door Louise McReynolds; Flirting with words: domestic albums, 1770-1840 / Gitta Hammarberg; Gendering the icon: marketing women writers in fin-de-siècle Russia / door Beth Holmgren; Domestic crafts and creative freedom: Russian women's art / door Alison Hilton.
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