Chatterjee, Choi. Celebrating Women. Gender, Festival Culture, and Bolshevik Ideology, 1910-1939. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002.
A cultural history of international woman’s day in the socialist movement, revolutionary Russia, and the Stalinist political system.
Fitzpatrick, Sheila. Everyday Stalinism. Everyday Life in Extraordinary Times. Soviet Russia in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
An exhaustively researched study of the Soviet people under the Stalinist dictatorship, with particular attention to the shaping of daily life in difficult conditions.
Goldman, Wendy Z. Women, the State, and Revolution. Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
An examination of government policies, particularly concerning women’s legal status, marriage law, and abortion, during the transition from the revolution to Stalinism.
Goldman, Wendy Z. Women at the Gates. Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
A social history of working women during the late 1920s and early 1930s showing how economic transformation depended on women’s labor.
Ilic, Melanie, ed. Women in the Stalin Era. London: Palgrave, 2001.
An edited collection which examines women’s roles in production, the presence of gender in public culture, new views of sexuality, women’s political roles, and other topics relevant to Stalinism.
Lapidus, Gail Warshofsky. Women in Soviet Society. Equality, Development and Social Change. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.
A political scientist’s study of how women’s roles in the Soviet Union represented a different model of political mobilization and economic modernization.
Stites, Richard. The Women’s Liberation Movement in Russia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.
Women’s roles in the 1930s are discussed in terms of a long process of pursuing women’s equality in Imperial, Revolutionary, and Soviet Russia.