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Aleksanteri Series 3:2009

as3/2009 The Dacha Kingdom: Summer Dwellers and Dwellings in the Baltic Area
Edited by Natalia Baschmakoff and Mari Ristolainen

Aleksanteri Series 3:2009
ISBN 978-952-10-5145-6
5 € + VAT 10 %


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For generations of Russian urbanites dachas have been their lifeline. Today, more than half of urban families own these retreats for recreation and privacy. Wooden or marble, big or small, a dacha is more than a house, a plot, a lifestyle. It is rather a cultural indicator of what is happening in Russian society. A dacha “may be not more than a shed, but for Russians it’s heaven,” writes Washington Post’s Moscow correspondent in his praise of the exurban Russian Arcadia.

This book encompasses summertime cultural encounters around the Baltic during the 20th and 21st centuries, as told by more than 30 international scholars.

"This volume would make a nice addition to most research libraries and is certainly likely to interest anyone working on leisure culture in Russia or the history of the dacha specifically."

- Emily D. Johnson, University of Oklahoma
(Slavic Review, vol. 69, no. 3 (Fall 2010).

Contributors

Kaarina Aitamurto
Natalia Baschmakoff
Irina Belobrovtseva
Aleksandr Belousov
Patrizia Deotto
Sergei Dotsenko
Elena Dushechkina
Annelore Engel-Braunschmidt
Valentina Gavrishina
Elena Hellberg-Hirn
Sven Hirn
Sergei Isakov
Nina Kauchtschischwili
Liubov Kiseleva
Inna Kopoteva
Janina Kursite
Maija Könönen
Stephen Lovell
Aurika Meimre
Mariia Nakhshina
Mikhail Odesskii
Ugo Persi
Galina Ponomareva
Irina Razumova
Mari Ristolainen
Kristina Rotkirch
Svetlana Ryzhakova
Tatiana Shor
Monika Spivak
Richard Stites
Tatiana Tsivian
Elina Viljanen
Marina Vitukhnovskaia-Kauppala
Katja Wiebe
Natalia Zlydneva