A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai

A.K. 47 - Marriage and Everyday Life - Part II

June 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 20
A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Marriage and Everyday Life - Part II
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A.K. 47 - Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai
A.K. 47 - Marriage and Everyday Life - Part II
Jun 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 20
Kristen R. Ghodsee
In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee reads further selections from Alexandra Kollontai's 1926 speech, “Marriage and Everyday Life.”
Show Notes

In this episode, Kristen R. Ghodsee reads further selections from Kollontai's 1926 speech, “Marriage and Everyday Life.” By this time Vladimir Lenin was dead after introducing the New Economic Policy (NEP). Kollontai was already serving as a diplomat in Norway, but she came back to the Soviet Union to participate in the discussions surrounding the proposed Family Code which was to replace the original 1918 Family Code that Kollontai had a big hand in shaping. By 1925, Bolshevik leaders were retreating from their commitments to the socialization of the family and to sexual equality, and focused instead on building the Soviet economy. Kollontai fought hard to abolish alimony and to force the state to support women and children, but the project was too expensive and the population was exhausted from the chaos and instability that followed the initial liberalization of divorce laws. 

The intro music is a Russian version of The Internationale

More info about the host can be found at: www.kristenghodsee.com

Also see: AlexandraKollontai.com – A Website for All Things Kollontai 




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