TITLE

Widows from European countries working as governesses in Russia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

AUTHOR(S)
Solodyankina, Olga Yu.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Women's History Magazine (1476-6760);Summer2010, Issue 63, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an examination into the history of European widow governesses working in Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries. Introductory details are given highlighting the dynamics of women's social and economic freedom during the period, noting the rise in middle-class employment of widows as governesses. Discussion is then provided exploring the migration of European women to Russia in this capacity, addressing questions on their social reception by Russians, the impact of foreigners on the Russian middle class, and the cross-cultural conflicts which emerged from the migration.
ACCESSION #
52547378

 

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