Village Mothers: Three Generations of Change in Russia and Tataria

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Village Mothers describes the reception of modern medical ideas and practices by three generations of Russian and Tatar village women in the 20th century. It first traces the entry of Western medical discourse on reproduction into Russia and its extension to the countryside during the Soviet period. Using the village mothers' own words, as captured in 100 oral interviews collected by the author and his collaborators in the early 1990s, David L. Ransel shows how the women mediated the inherited beliefs of their families and ...

Village Mothers: Three Generations of Change in Russia and Tataria 2001, Indiana University Press

ISBN-13: 9780253338259

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