Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia s Countryside (Hardback)
Language: English . Brand New Book. Dacha Idylls is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of postsocialist Russia. Simultaneously beloved and reviled, dachas wield a power that makes owning and caring for them an essential part of life. In this book, Melissa L. Caldwell captures the dacha s abiding traditions and demonstrates why Russians insist that these dwellings are key to understanding Russian life. She draws on literary texts as well as observations from dacha dwellers to highlight this enduring fact of Russian culture at a time when so much has changed. Caldwell presents the dacha world in all its richness and complexity - a good life that draws inspiration from the natural environment in which it is situated. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520262843
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Critique: "[Caldwell's] insight into Russian life is impressive... The book undeniably deserves to be read and appreciated." Europe-Asia Studies 20120816 "Valuable and accessible... Dacha Idylls is an evocative and original examination of a central aspect of Russian life." -- Susanne Cohen American Anthropologist 20130601 "Any future scholar working on modern Russian rural life would do well to read this book. It provides an excellent survey of the field." -- John Randolph Journal of Modern History 20130601
Titre : Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia s...
Éditeur : University of California Press, United States
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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