Noticing the relatively high rate of Central Asian Jewish women’s participation in the hujum campaign of 1927, the author endeavours to cast light on the factor of this phenomenon. Running down the possible impact of Party agitation, he stresses on the contrary the pressure of the poor economic conditions of a large majority of households, and the urgent quest for female as well as male integration into the nascent Soviet industrial system. The paradoxical consequence of change, in this context, was limited modification of the status of woman in Central Asian Jewish society.

The Redaction
CER: II-3.4.D-301