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Children's World free pdf How a country views its children reveals a great deal. This landmark history of childhood in twentieth-century Russia presents an enthralling and detailed picture of a society where childhood was celebrated everywhere, but children's real needs were often neglected by the state. Catriona Kelly, one of the foremost cultural historians of modern Russia, explores every aspect of children's lives, including the stresses and joys of ordinary family life, friendships, sports and games, first love, clothing, and schools. She examines the experiences of children in institutions, orphanages, and in Stalin's camps, as well as the impact on their lives of such historical tragedies as revolution, civil and world war, and political purges.Based on unprecedented research in archives, hundreds of interviews, and the study of a huge range of newspapers, books and pamphlets, the book has an immediacy which is startling. Over 70 illustrations sharpen the focus still more. Kelly weaves together information about the relationships between children and adults, prevailing ideas about childhood, and the actual experiences of children to create an unforgettable account of the intimate workings of Russian and Soviet society.

About Catriona Kelly

Catriona Kelly is professor of Russian, University of Oxford, and fellow of New College. She has published extensively on Russian cultural history, including most recently Comrade Pavlik: The Rise and Fall of a Soviet Boy Hero. She lives in Oxford, UK.

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Author : Catriona Kelly
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 23 October 2007
ISBN : 0300112262
EAN : 9780300112269
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 714 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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