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Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Melissa Caldwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of ... More


The Dacha and Sretenka Street

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her early childhood. She talks about how she began walking at eight months, the death of her grandmother in the summer of 1929, and her first ballet ... More


Dacha Enchantments

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Visiting the dacha, or summer cottage, is one activity that stands out among the multitude of possible leisure pursuits, which is perhaps the most recognizable aspect of Russian summer culture. ... More


Intimate Irritations: Living with Chekhov at the Dacha

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the significance of place to the dacha experience. Anton Chekhov truly understood and best captured the nature of dacha life in all of its intensely visceral, passionate, ... More


The Pleasure of Pain: Gardening for the Soul

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses why Russians engage in unpleasant, labor-intensive, and increasingly expensive activities, such as gardening and provisioning, while claiming that they derive deep personal, ... More


Natural Foods: Feeding the Body and Nourishing the Soul

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the activities of gardening and foraging that are part of the dacha lifestyle and investigates how the value which Russians place on “natural foods” reveals concerns with ... More


Disappearing Dachniki

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the sentimental attachments that Russians claim to feel for their dachas and for the countryside more generally, which take the form of nostalgic reminiscences and encapsulate ... More


Dacha Democracy: Building Civil Society in Out-of-the-Way Places

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how seemingly out-of-the-way places such as forests, villages, and dacha communities might be better understood as at the center of Russian daily life. It specifically suggests ... More


The Daily Dacha Soap Opera

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the recent developments in the dacha lifestyle and provides thoughts on the impact of these changes, not just for Russia's ongoing social transformation, but also for an ... More


Household Production’s Nearest Neighbours: Small and ependent Farming in the Russian Countryside

Judith Pallot and Tat'yana Nefedova

in Russia's Unknown Agriculture: Household Production in Post-Socialist Rural Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199227419
eISBN:
9780191917424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199227419.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

The Russian countryside has a rich variety of small and independent farmers, in addition to household producers. While many appear in records, the existence of others is hidden or is misrepresented ... More


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