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dc.contributor.advisorGold, Michael Alaneng
dc.contributor.authorSharashkin, Leonid, 1977-eng
dc.coverage.spatialRussia (Federation) -- Vladimirskai͡a oblastʹeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 16, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractRussia's family gardens currently produce over half of the country's agricultural output and represent a major sector of the country's economy, involving two thirds of the population. Despite this prominence, household gardening has been viewed as a recent phenomenon, an adjunct to the country's industrial agriculture, or a temporary response to the hardships of Russia's economic transition. However, this study of the current status of family agriculture, Russia's agrarian history, and the results of a 2006 survey of 1,500 families in the Vladimir region, show that gardens not only perform a wide range of economic, social and cultural functions, but also represent a highly sustainable practice embedded in the region's and the country's environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural context. The survey offers detailed information on the economic, agricultural, social, and cultural dimensions of gardening in the Vladimir region, including respondents' adherence to a wide range of agrarian values. Based on the results, family gardening can be seen as a highly sustainable, diversified and culturally important practice, which needs to be given due consideration by scholars and policy-makers.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb68970389eng
dc.identifier.oclc401361059eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5568eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5568
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectecovillage; spirituality.eng
dc.subjectecovillage; spiritualityeng
dc.subject.lcshGardeningeng
dc.subject.lcshLand reformeng
dc.subject.lcshSelf-reliant livingeng
dc.subject.lcshPermacultureeng
dc.subject.lcshPeasantseng
dc.titleThe socioeconomic and cultural significance of food gardening in the Vladimir Region of Russiaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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