Sheila Fitzpatrick: The Dacha-Owning Classes
9 October 2003
Show More Summerfolk 1710-2000: A History of the Dacha by Stephen Lovell.
Cornell, 259 pp., £18.95, April 2003, 0 8014 4071 8Show More
Socialist Spaces: Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc edited by David Crowley and Susan Reid.
Berg, 261 pp., £15.99, November 2002, 1 85973 533 9Show More
Caviar with Champagne: Common Luxury and the Ideals of the Good Life in Stalin’s Russia by Jukka Gronow.
Berg, 179 pp., £15.99, October 2003, 1 85973 633 5Show More
The Unmaking of Soviet Life: Everyday Economies after Socialism by Caroline Humphrey.
Cornell, 265 pp., £13.95, May 2002, 0 8014 8773 0Show More
“... go to his article, ‘Soviet Exurbia: Dachas in Postwar Russia’, in the Crowley and Reid collection).1 But it shows Lovell to be a first rate social as well as cultural historian. Like his mentor, CatrionaKelly (whose recent study of Russian advice literature is an essential source for anyone interested in Russian and Soviet consumerism),2 Lovell paints on a broad canvas, starting in the 18th century ...”