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Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 Lisa A. Kirschenbaum

Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum

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ISBN : 9780815339458
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232 pages
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An examination of Soviet conceptions of childhood and the resulting policies directed toward young children. Working on the assumption that cultural representations are not entirely separable, this study probes how the Soviet regimes representationsMoreAn examination of Soviet conceptions of childhood and the resulting policies directed toward young children. Working on the assumption that cultural representations are not entirely separable, this study probes how the Soviet regimes representations structured teachers observations of their pupils and often adults recollections of their childhood. It offers some tentative answers to the questions, What did children make of the Revolution? and What is the Revolution make of them? Although other studies have looked at families and children in the Soviet Union, most have focused on abandoned and homeless children, or on children in the context of other gender and family issues. This project emphasizes young children as the subjects of policies and politics in their own right. The book draws on work that has been done on Soviet schooling, and focuses specifically on the development of curricula and institutions, but it also examines the wider context of the relationship between the family and the state, and to Bolshevik vision of the children of October.