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Everyday life of the Russian provinces in the 18th — early 20th century

As a result of the “anthropological turn” the everyday life history has become one of the main fields of research and an independent branch of historical studies. An ordinary person with his or her everyday concerns about the meals, clothes, home, work, leisure, habits has become an object of study. Studying the routines of the human life, the everyday behavior the historians want to understand the “spirit of the time”.

In this thematic section we propose to discuss the following aspects:

  1. specifics of the way of life of the representatives of various social groups, the norms and the deviations from the norm in everyday culture;
  2. the global historical process and the “small life worlds”: reflection of the age in the historical-psychological, historical-demographic, and the historical-cultural everyday life stories;
  3. the dependencies between the way of life of the people and their mentality, the collective and the individual values, mind habits, and behavior patterns;
  4. the everyday life images and the everyday life symbolism.