Gender in the Space of the Russian Home

By: Jyoti Arvey '14

Advising Faculty: Petko Ivanov

This honors thesis considers the space of the Russian home through the lens of gender, specifically focusing on how gendered practices have changed since the fall of the Soviet Union. Over two trips to Ufa, Russia, this past summer and winter, Arvey collected in-depth interviews from Russians of various ages, which provided the foundation for her analysis. Through these interviews, she discusses how everyday practices and narratives are transforming how gender is expressed in the more private space of the home, and how young Russians see their families developing in the future.

This thesis was the winner of the 2014 Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for the College's best honors thesis.

This honors thesis may be viewed in its entirety at Digital Commonos @ Connecticut College.

Related Fields: CISLA, Slavic Studies, Fulbright