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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dacha is a sometimes beloved, sometimes scorned Russian dwelling. Alexander Pushkin summered in one; Joseph Stalin lived in one for the last twenty years of his life; and contemporary Russian families still escape the city to spend time in them. Stephen Lovell's generously illustrated book is the first social and cultural history of the dacha. Lovell traces the dwelling's origins as a villa for the court elite in the early eighteenth century through its nineteenth-century role as the emblem of a middle-class lifestyle, its place under communist rule, and its post-Soviet incarnation.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, Lovell 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
Cataloging source
N$T
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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Country homes
  • Country homes
  • Country homes
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • HOUSE & HOME
  • HISTORY
  • Country homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
Summerfolk : a history of the dacha, 1710-2000, Stephen Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Summerfolk; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Abbreviations; Maps; Introduction; 1. Prehistory; 2. Between City and Court The Middle Third of the Nineteenth Century; 3. The Late Imperial Dacha Boom; 4. Between Arcadia and Suburbia The Dacha as a Cultural Space, 1860-1917; 5. The Making of the Soviet Dacha, 1917-1941; 6. Between Consumption and Ownership Exurban Life, 1941-1986; 7. Post-Soviet Suburbanization? Dacha Settlements in Contemporary Russia; Conclusion; Note on Sources; Bibliography; Index
Control code
958937159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501704574
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt18ktb61
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958937159
Label
Summerfolk : a history of the dacha, 1710-2000, Stephen Lovell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Summerfolk; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Abbreviations; Maps; Introduction; 1. Prehistory; 2. Between City and Court The Middle Third of the Nineteenth Century; 3. The Late Imperial Dacha Boom; 4. Between Arcadia and Suburbia The Dacha as a Cultural Space, 1860-1917; 5. The Making of the Soviet Dacha, 1917-1941; 6. Between Consumption and Ownership Exurban Life, 1941-1986; 7. Post-Soviet Suburbanization? Dacha Settlements in Contemporary Russia; Conclusion; Note on Sources; Bibliography; Index
Control code
958937159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501704574
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18ktb61
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958937159

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