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Pure, strong and sexless [electronic resource] : the peasant woman's body and Gleb Uspensky / Henrietta Mondry.

By: Mondry, Henrietta.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in Slavic literature and poetics: v. 43.Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006Description: 1 online resource (289 p.) : ill.ISBN: 142941331X (electronic bk.); 9781429413312 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Uspenski�i, Gleb Ivanovich, 1843-1902 -- Criticism and interpretation | Uspenski�i, Gleb Ivanovich, 1843-1902 -- Views on sex | Women peasants -- Russia | Women -- Russia -- 19th century | Peasants -- Russia -- History -- 19th century | Literature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union | Boerinnen | Vrouwelijk lichaam | SchizofrenieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pure, strong and sexless.DDC classification: 891.73/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Table of contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 "Daydreams": the quest for social gender changes or a new type of beauty?; Chapter 2 "In a Woman's Position": truncated sexuality in young women and teenage boys; Chapter 3 How 'straight' is the Venus de Milo? Shaping gender in stone sculpture; Chapter 4 "A Good Russian type": in search of a new masculinity; Chapter 5 Peasant sexuality and demonic possession; Chapter 6 "She Stopped!": moral rebirth through hard labor; Chapter 7 Children: necessary evil or product of divine will?; Chapter 8 The sacred egg: a symbol of human procreation.
Summary: Pure, Strong and Sexless explores the representation of gender and sexuality of peasant women in turn of the century Russian culture through the writings of populist writer Gleb Uspensky. Uspensky's numerous works address a range of issues related to sexuality, including infanticide, abortion, prostitution, adultery and venereal disease. This is the first comprehensive study of populist's fantasies in regard to the peasant woman's body as a non-sexed utopian body within Russian fin-de-siecle sexual discourse. Included in this book is the first English translation of the diary of Uspensky's psy.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-284) and index.

Table of contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 "Daydreams": the quest for social gender changes or a new type of beauty?; Chapter 2 "In a Woman's Position": truncated sexuality in young women and teenage boys; Chapter 3 How 'straight' is the Venus de Milo? Shaping gender in stone sculpture; Chapter 4 "A Good Russian type": in search of a new masculinity; Chapter 5 Peasant sexuality and demonic possession; Chapter 6 "She Stopped!": moral rebirth through hard labor; Chapter 7 Children: necessary evil or product of divine will?; Chapter 8 The sacred egg: a symbol of human procreation.

Pure, Strong and Sexless explores the representation of gender and sexuality of peasant women in turn of the century Russian culture through the writings of populist writer Gleb Uspensky. Uspensky's numerous works address a range of issues related to sexuality, including infanticide, abortion, prostitution, adultery and venereal disease. This is the first comprehensive study of populist's fantasies in regard to the peasant woman's body as a non-sexed utopian body within Russian fin-de-siecle sexual discourse. Included in this book is the first English translation of the diary of Uspensky's psy.

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