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Mothers and Daughters: Family Dysfunction in Post-Soviet Literature and Life

Alawi, Crystal
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Alawi, Crystal
Advisor
Tolczyk, Dariusz
Connolly, Julian
Abstract
Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, parent-child dynamics underwent fundamental restructuring. The reemergence of patriarchal culture and socio-economic crisis during the post-Soviet era called for the return of women to their maternal duties. However, growing instances of social orphanhood, infanticide, and child abandonment indicated the underlying dysfunction that pervaded mother-child dynamics. This master’s thesis offers an in-depth analysis of mother-child relations in post-Soviet social history and literature. Demonstrating the destructive effects of the state’s advocacy of patriarchal family dynamics, this thesis explores literary interpretations of this socio-cultural phenomenon in the works of Liudmila Ulitskaia.
Language
English
Date Received
20150502
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, MA (Master of Arts), 2015
Published Date
2015-05-01
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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