Cooking Towards Communism: Domestic Cooking and the Khrushchev Regime's Struggle for the Communist Way of Life

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Cooking Towards Communism: Domestic Cooking and the Khrushchev Regime's Struggle for the Communist Way of Life

Type: Master thesis
Title: Cooking Towards Communism: Domestic Cooking and the Khrushchev Regime's Struggle for the Communist Way of Life
Author: Hofland, Olav S. F.
Issue Date: 2016-11-30
Keywords: History of Soviet Daily Life
Khrushchev Era
Thaw
Cooking
Rabotnitsa
Kniga o vkusnoi i zdrovoi pishche
Abstract: This study focusses on the Khrushchev regime's attempt to reform domestic cooking as a part of its struggle for the communist way of life (kommunisticheskii byt) during the Khrushchev era (1956—1964). Official Soviet publications (policy documents, cookbooks and women's magazines) are the primary sources to this study. The Khrushchev regime did indeed attempt to reform domestic cooking in order to fit it with communist ideals, such as the liberation of women and the organization of the Soviet population's nutrition according to scientific principles. It, however, also responded to the realities of Soviet daily life (e.g. the persistent shortages of foodstuffs).
Description: This thesis was made possible by a grant of the Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds.
Supervisor: Boele, O.F.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Russian end Eurasian Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/44799
 

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