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The Resource Summerfolk : a history of the Dacha, 1710-2000, Stephen Lovell

Summerfolk : a history of the Dacha, 1710-2000, Stephen Lovell

Label
Summerfolk : a history of the Dacha, 1710-2000
Title
Summerfolk
Title remainder
a history of the Dacha, 1710-2000
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Lovell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A fascinating work rich in detail, Summerfolk explores the ways in which Russia's turbulent past has shaped the function of the dacha and attitudes toward it. The book also demonstrates the crucial role that the dacha has played in the development of Russia's two most important cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, by providing residents with a refuge from the squalid and crowded metropolis. Like the suburbs in other nations, the dacha form of settlement served to alleviate social anxieties about urban growth."
  • "Lovell shows that the dacha is defined less by its physical location - usually one or two hours' distance from a large city yet apart from the rural hinterland - than by the routines, values, and ideologies of its inhabitants. Drawing on sources as diverse as architectural pattern books, memoirs, paintings, fiction, and newspapers, he examines how dachniki ("summerfolk") have freed themselves from the workplace, cultivated domestic space, and created informal yet intense intellectual communities. He also reflects on the disdain that many Russians have felt toward the dacha, and their association of its lifestyle with physical idleness, private property, and unproductive use of the land."
  • "Russian attitudes toward the dacha are, Lowell asserts, constantly evolving. The word "dacha" has evoked both delight in and hostility to leisure. It has implied both the rejection of agricultural labor and, more recently, a return to the soil. In Summerfolk, the dacha is a unique vantage point from which to observe the Russian social landscape and Russian life in the private sphere."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovell, Stephen
Dewey number
643.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK32
LC item number
.L79 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country homes
  • Country homes
  • Country homes
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Summerfolk : a history of the Dacha, 1710-2000, Stephen Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prehistory -- Between city and court -- The late imperial dacha boom -- Between Arcadia and suburbia -- The making of the Soviet dacha, 1917-1941 -- Between consumption and ownership -- Post-Soviet suburbanization?
Control code
50291082
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780801440717
Lccn
2002012234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Summerfolk : a history of the Dacha, 1710-2000, Stephen Lovell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prehistory -- Between city and court -- The late imperial dacha boom -- Between Arcadia and suburbia -- The making of the Soviet dacha, 1917-1941 -- Between consumption and ownership -- Post-Soviet suburbanization?
Control code
50291082
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780801440717
Lccn
2002012234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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