The Russian Worker: Life and Labor Under the Tsarist Regime

By: Bonnell, Victoria E. [Editor]

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Very Good Condition used paperback book titled The Russian Worker: Life and Labor Under the Tsarist Regime. Edited with an Introduction and annotations by Victoria E. Bonnell. Five selections (fist hand accounts) chosen and translated from longer works originally published in the Russian language. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983. Third printing. xvii, 216 pages. 6 x 9 inches, 23 cm. 16 black and white photographic illustrations. Current retail price 30.95.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

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Here, for the first time in English translation, are contemporary accounts of working-class life during the final decades of the Russian Empire. Written by workers and other close observers of their milieu, these five selections recreate the world of Russian labor during a period of rapid industrialization and social change, a world far more complex and varied than has often been assumed.

The accounts in The Russian Worker explore the daily experiences, social relations, and aspirations of factory, artisanal, and sales-clerical workers, both in and outside the place of employment. Through the eyes of contemporaries we see the routine, the organization of work, and authority relations on the shop floor as well as conditions that workers encountered in providing for food and lodging and their experiences in the areas of religion, recreation, cultural activities, family ties, and links with the countryside.

With its vivid and detailed descriptions of working-class life, The Russian Worker provides new material on such important topics as the formation of workers' social identities, the position of women, patterns of stratification, and workers' concepts of status differentiation. An introductory essay by Victoria Bonnell places the selections in an historical context and examines some of the central issues in the study of Russian labor. The collection will be of value not only to specialists in the Russian field, but also to historians, sociologists, economists, and others with an interest in the sociology of work, and the history of working women.

Title: The Russian Worker: Life and Labor Under the Tsarist Regime

Author/Composer: Bonnell, Victoria E. [Editor]

Categories: History General Topics,

Publisher: University of California Press: 1983-10-03

ISBN Number: 0520050592

ISBN Number 13: 9780520050594

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good.

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 011284

Keywords: History, Tsarist Russia, Working Class Soviet Union History, Russian Workers Industrial Age, Industrialization of Russia, Victoria E Bonell, Russian Industrial Workers First Hand Accounts, 0520050592, 9780520050594, OCLC 9393940, Biography, Russian Metalworkers, Russia Factories, Russia Garment Industry, Tailoring Trade Russia,