A Muslim woman turns her back on the mosque, while two men invite her to a Youth Organisation. In the absence of a sizable proletariat in Central Asia, the Soviets hoped that Muslim women, as the most oppressed group in the region’s patriarchal structure, could become agents of social change. Muslim women as agents of revolution were tasked to bring Enlightenment and socialist values to traditional pre-capitalist society.
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- Katie McElvanney
Katie McElvanney explores how women’s lives changed during the Russian Revolution, tracing the history of female revolutionaries in Russia and the different ways women documented and participated in events.