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The Resource Refining Russia : advice literature, polite culture, and gender from Catherine to Yeltsin, Catriona Kelly

Refining Russia : advice literature, polite culture, and gender from Catherine to Yeltsin, Catriona Kelly

Label
Refining Russia : advice literature, polite culture, and gender from Catherine to Yeltsin
Title
Refining Russia
Title remainder
advice literature, polite culture, and gender from Catherine to Yeltsin
Statement of responsibility
Catriona Kelly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Advice literature (etiquette manuals, guides to hygiene and house management, and treatises on upbringing) enjoyed massive popularity in Russia between the late eighteenth and the late twentieth centuries. It reflected changing attitudes to appropriate behaviour in private and public, to the acquisition of possessions, and not least to national identity (for many Russians, reading how-to books was seen as a way of 'learning how to be a Westerner'). Written or translated by members of the cultural elite trying to encourage what they saw as civilized behaviour, advice literature was also a conduit for changing views of mass readers and of their place in society. This important and engaging book is the first systematic exploration of this hitherto neglected genre of popular printed text. It examines the evolution of advice literature from the Enlightenment to the post-Soviet era, from translations of Fenelon and Madame de Lambert in the 1760s and of Samuel Smiles in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to tracts by Gogol and Tolstoi, Soviet pamphlets on 'how to be cultured', and post-Soviet guides to 'window treatments'.; It draws on a huge range of sources - memoirs, 'novelised conduct books' such as Anna Karenina, parody advice literature, letters, and reviews - to examine the broader significance of how-to books, and their relationship with daily life (byt) as construct and as lived reality. The result is a book that not only makes a major contribution to the study of popular culture, but also throws an unexpected and revealing light on Russian history more broadly
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Catriona
Dewey number
646.7/00947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English text with parallel English and Russian extracts
LC call number
BJ1943
LC item number
.K45 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Etiquette
  • Didactic literature, Russian
  • Russia (Federation)
  • REFERENCE
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Didactic literature, Russian
  • Etiquette
  • Manners and customs
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Etiquette
  • Huishouden
  • Lezen
  • Handleidingen
  • Russia
Label
Refining Russia : advice literature, polite culture, and gender from Catherine to Yeltsin, Catriona Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70899277
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xliv, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198159872
Lccn
2001275935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70899277
Label
Refining Russia : advice literature, polite culture, and gender from Catherine to Yeltsin, Catriona Kelly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70899277
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xliv, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198159872
Lccn
2001275935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70899277

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