One of the few English language studies to focus on the male experiences, this book addresses the important questions raised by the rise and fall of the Soviet experiment in transforming gender relations. Issues covered include;
* the paternal role
* women as breadwinners
* men's loss of status at work
* changing gender roles in the press
* the relationship between the sexual and gender revoloutions.
Featuring an outstanding panel of Russian contributors, this collection is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Politics, Gender Studies and Russian Studies.

chapter |29 pages


Gender, state and society in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia
BySarah Ashwin

chapter |25 pages

From Duty to Pleasure?

Motherhood in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia
ByOlga Issoupova

chapter |16 pages

Russia's Female Breadwinners

The changing subjective experience
ByMarina Kiblitskaya

chapter |19 pages

Fathers and patriarchs

BySergei Kukhterin

chapter |15 pages

‘Once We Were Kings'

Male experiences of loss of status at work in post-communist Russia
ByMarina Kiblitskaya

chapter |13 pages

New Russian Men

Masculinity regained?
ByElena Meshcherkina

chapter |31 pages

‘my Body, My Friend?'

Provincial youth between the sexual and the gender revolutions
ByElena Omel’chenko