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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
Connolly, Julian
Tolczyk, Dariusz
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
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, MA, 2015
Published Date
2015-05-01
Degree
MA
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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