PhD dissertations

The following 58 PhD dissertations were harvested from the Proquest database "Dissertations and Theses." Search in the "Subject" field did not serve the purpose of this bibliography too well because the subject terms provided in the database were too broad. Instead, the "Citation and Abstracts" field was searched with such terms as "everyday life," "women," "housing" in combination with the keyword term "Russia." The titles are divided into four chronological sections.


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          Pre-Soviet Russia
Anderson, Jennifer Lee. "Gender role construction, morality and social norms in early modern Russia." The Ohio State University, 2001.
Antonova, K. "'The importance of the woman of the house': Gender, property and ideas in a Russian provincial gentry family, 1820--1875." Columbia University, 2007.
Bobroff, Anne Louise. "Working women, bonding patterns, and the politics of daily life: Russia at the end of the old regime. (volumes I and II)." University of Michigan, 1982.
Chulos, Chris J. "Peasant religion in post-Emancipation Russia: Voronezh province, 1880-1917. (volumes I and II)." The University of Chicago, 1994.
Crews, Robert Denniston. "Allies in god's command: Muslim communities and the state in imperial Russia." Princeton University, 1999.
Elliott, Shawn Kate. "The aesthetics of Russian folk religion and "the Brothers Karamazov"." University of California, Berkeley, 1997.
Fishzon, Anna. "The operatic subject: Fandom, authenticity, and the commercialization of culture in late imperial Russia." Columbia University, 2007.
Fitzpatrick, Anne Lincoln. "The Nizhnii Novgorod fair, 1840-1890." University of Virginia, 1980.
Frank, Stephen Paul. "Cultural conflict and criminality in rural Russia, 1861--1900 (peasantry)." Brown University, 1987.
Friesen, Leonard George. "New Russia and the fissuring of rural society, 1855-1907." University of Toronto (Canada), 1988.
Gaudin, Corinne. "Governing the village: Peasant culture and the problem of social transformation in Russia, 1906-1914." University of Michigan, 1993.
Hoch, Steven Laurence. "Serfdom and social control in nineteenth century Russia: Petrovskoe, a village in Tambov." Princeton University, 1983.
Kerans, David. "Agricultural evolution and the peasantry in Russia, Tambov province, 1880-1915." University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
Khiterer, V. "The social and economic history of Jews in Kiev before February 1917." Brandeis University, 2008.
Levin, Eve Rebecca. "The role and status of women in medieval Novgorod (Russia)." Indiana University, 1983.
Marrese, Michelle Lamarche. "A woman's kingdom: Women and the control of property in Russia, 1700-1861." Northwestern University, 1995.
McCaffray, Susan Purves. "The new work and the old regime: Workers, managers and the state in the coal and steel industry of Ekaterinoslav province, 1905-1914 (Russia)." Duke University, 1983.
McNally, Susanne Janosik. "From public person to private prisoner: The changing place of women in medieval Russia." State University of New York at Binghamton, 1976.
Mixter, Timothy Ruggles. "Migrant agricultural laborers in the steppe grainbelt of European Russia, 1830-1913. (volumes I-IV)." University of Michigan, 1992.
Monahan Downs, E. "Trade and empire: Merchant networks, frontier commerce and the state in western Siberia, 1644--1728." Stanford University, 2007.
Paperno Gasparov, Irina. "The individual in culture: N. G. Chernyshevsky. A study in the semiotics of behavior (Russia)." Stanford University, 1984.
Randolph, John Wyatt. "The Bakunins: Family, nobility, and social thought in imperial Russia, 1780-1840." University of California, Berkeley, 1997.
Richter, J. "Rehabilitating juvenile criminals in Russia, 1864--1917." Indiana University, 2008.
Sargeant, Lynn Mary. "Middle class culture: Music and identity in late imperial Russia." Indiana University, 2001.
Smith, Alison Karen. "Cabbage and cuisine: Food in Russia before the Great Reforms." The University of Chicago, 2000.
Thyret, Isolde Renate. "Ecclesiastical perceptions of the female and the role of the holy in the religious life of women in Muscovite Russia." University of Washington, 1992.
          Soviet Russia
Alexopoulos, Golfo. "Rights and passage: Marking outcasts and making citizens in Soviet Russia, 1926-1936." The University of Chicago, 1996.
Bittner, Stephen V. "Exploring reform: De-Stalinization in Moscow's Arbat district, 1953--1968." The University of Chicago, 2000.
Field, Deborah Ann. "Communist morality and meanings of private life in post-Stalinist Russia, 1953-1964." University of Michigan, 1996.
Gorsuch, Anne Elizabeth. "Enthusiasts, bohemians, and delinquents: Soviet youth cultures, 1921-1928." University of Michigan, 1992.
Hachten, P. Charles. "Property relations and the economic organization of Soviet Russia, 1941--1948." The University of Chicago, 2005.
Harris, Steven Emmett. "Moving to the separate apartment: Building, distributing, furnishing, and living in urban housing in Soviet Russia, 1950s--1960s." The University of Chicago, 2003.
Hellbeck, Jochen. "Laboratories of the Soviet self: Diaries from the Stalin era." Columbia University, 1998.
Hessler, Julie Marie. "Culture of shortages: A social history of Soviet trade, 1917-1953." The University of Chicago, 1996.
Hyer, J. "Fertility control in Soviet Russia, 1920--1936: A case study of gender regulation and professionalization." University of Toronto (Canada), 2007.
Jones, Jeffrey Wade. ""In my opinion this is all a fraud!": Concrete, culture, and class in the "reconstruction" of Rostov-On-the-Don, 1943--1948." The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000.
LaPasha, L. Robin C. "From Chastushki to Tchaikovsky: Amateur activity and the production of popular culture in the Soviet 1930s." Duke University, 2001.
LaPierre, Brian. "Redefining deviance: Policing and punishing hooliganism in Khrushchev's Russia, 1953--1964." The University of Chicago, 2006.
Lempert, David Howard. "Pepsi-stroika: The colonization of Russia. An ethnography of Russian legal culture during the Perestroika period." University of California, Berkeley, 1992.
McDonald, Tracy. "Face to face with the peasant: Village and state in Riazan, 1921--1930." University of Toronto (Canada), 2003.
Pinnow, Kenneth Martin. "Making suicide Soviet: Medicine, moral statistics, and the politics of social science in Bolshevik Russia, 1920-1930." Columbia University, 1998.
Rosenfeld, Alla. "Images for the new generation: Soviet illustrated children's books, 1918--1936." City University of New York, 2003.
Ryan, N. "The apartment question: The avant-garde and the problem of the domestic interior in 1920s Russia." University of California, Los Angeles, 2008.
Varga-Harris, Christine. "Constructing the Soviet hearth: Home, citizenship and socialism in Russia, 1956--1964." University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.

          Post-Soviet Russia

Bell, James E. "A place for community? Urban social movements and the struggle over the space of the public in Moscow." University of Washington, 1997.
Greene, C. "Conversation analysis: A study of institutional interaction and gender in a Russian classroom." University of Alberta (Canada), 2009.
Ivanova, Surkin Luba. "The Russian family as a mirror of a changing society." The Union Institute, 1994.
Kiselev, Maxim Y. "Living with radiation: A case study of the Chernobyl children." Yale University, 1996.
Lonkila, Markku Kalle. "Social networks in post-Soviet Russia: Continuity and change in the everyday life of St. Petersburg teachers." Helsingin Yliopisto (Finland), 1999.
Metzo, Katherine. ""It didn't used to be this way": Households, resources, and economic transformation in Tunka Valley, Buriatia, Russian Federation." Indiana University, 2003.
Patico, Jennifer. "Consumption and logics of social difference in post-Soviet Russia." New York University, 2001.
Pavlovskaya, Marianna E. "Everyday life and social transition: Gender, class, and change in the city of Moscow." Clark University, 1998.
Rayport Rabodzeenko, Jennifer. "Creating elsewhere, being other: The imagined spaces and selves of St. Petersburg young people, 1990-1995." The University of Chicago, 1998.
Rivkin-Fish, Michele R. "Reproducing Russia: Women's health and moral education in the construction of a post-Soviet society." Princeton University, 1997.
Shevchenko, Olga. ""Living on a volcano": The lived experience of social change in contemporary Russia." University of Pennsylvania, 2002.

          Mixed chronology

Brancato, Ekaterina. "The weakness of strong ties: The economic impact of social networks in Russia." George Mason University, 2006.
Cartwright, Kimberly Diane. "Essays on family life and poverty in Russia." University of Michigan, 1996.
Chernyaeva, N. "Childcare manuals and construction of motherhood in Russia, 1890-1990." The University of Iowa, 2009.
David, M. "The white plague in the red capital: The control of tuberculosis in Russia, 1900--1941." The University of Chicago, 2007.
Efimova, Alla. "Communist nostalgia: On soviet aesthetics and post-Soviet memory." The University of Rochester, 1998.
Galtz, Naomi Roslyn. "Space and the everyday: An historical sociology of the Moscow dacha." University of Michigan, 2000.
Hutton, Marcelline Judith. "Russian and Soviet women, 1897-1939: Dreams, struggles, and nightmares. (volumes I and II) (work, politics, feminism)." The University of Iowa, 1986.
Phillips, Laura Lynne. "Everyday life in revolutionary Russia: Working-class drinking and taverns in St. Petersburg, 1900--1929." University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.
Rethmann, Petra. ""Intimate relations": Reflections on history, power, and gender in Koriak women's lives in northern Kamchatka." McGill University (Canada), 1996.
Transchel, Kathy S. "Under the influence: Drinking, temperance, and cultural revolution in Russia, 1900-1932." The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.
Trice, Thomas Reed. "The 'body politic': Russian funerals and the politics of representation, 1841-1921." University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Wolfe, Thomas Cox. "Imagining journalism: Politics, government and the person in the press in the Soviet Union and Russia, 1953-1993." University of Michigan, 1997.


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