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The Resource Structures of society : Imperial Russia's "people of various ranks", Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter

Structures of society : Imperial Russia's "people of various ranks", Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter

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Structures of society : Imperial Russia's "people of various ranks"
Title
Structures of society
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Imperial Russia's "people of various ranks"
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Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
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Language
eng
Summary
A category of persons best defined by what they were not, the raznochintsy<U+0127> �"people of various ranks" or "people of diverse origins"<U+0127> �inhabited the shifting social territory between nobles and serfs in preindustrial Russia. Neither merchants nor clergy nor military servicemen, they may have been by occupation administrative clerks, teachers, artists, retired soldiers, or street vendors. In official society, they were outsiders. In this first major study of the raznochintsy, Wirtschafter draws on a rich array of archival, legal, administrative, and public sources to show how this important but elusive category functioned in Russian society from the time of Peter the Great to the late nineteenth century. Challenging the traditional image of a rigidly hierarchical social structure, her conclusions indicate that there was much more mobility within imperial Russian society than historians have previously thought. Developing a representational interpretation, Wirtschafter examines the raznochintsy as a legal, social, and cultural category. Focusing on the usages, meanings, and dynamic evolution of the category, she analyzes the origins of the raznochintsy as well as larger theoretical issues of social categorization and delimitation. Her depiction of a society where social boundaries were porous and social definitions fundamentally indeterminate provides a new perspective on some of the most stubbornly problematic themes in imperial Russian history--
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Wirtschafter, Elise Kimerling
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305.50947
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Social classes
  • Russia
  • Russia
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Structures of society : Imperial Russia's "people of various ranks", Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-208) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Historiography and Problematics 2. The Legal Framework 3. Administrative Applications and the Origins of Raznochintsy 4. State Building, Economic Development, and the Creation of Raznochintsy 5. Societal Representations: The Raznochintsy as Outsiders 6. Self-Definition and Identity Conclusion Appendix: Usages and Meanings of the Category Raznochintsy Notes Select Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17378436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780875801902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30154661
Label
Structures of society : Imperial Russia's "people of various ranks", Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Historiography and Problematics 2. The Legal Framework 3. Administrative Applications and the Origins of Raznochintsy 4. State Building, Economic Development, and the Creation of Raznochintsy 5. Societal Representations: The Raznochintsy as Outsiders 6. Self-Definition and Identity Conclusion Appendix: Usages and Meanings of the Category Raznochintsy Notes Select Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17378436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780875801902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30154661

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