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Etnograficheskoe obozrenie • 3-2019


Yushmanova, M.I.
Continuous Work Week: Outcomes of the Deformation of the Social Time Rhythm
[Nepreryvnaia rabochaia nedelia: effekty deformatsii ritma sotsial'nogo vremeni]

Maria Yushmanova | https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1022-7172 | maria.ushmanova@gmail.com | independent researcher (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Type of publication: Research Article

Keywords
Soviet calendar, social time, continuous work week, nepreryvka

Abstract
The article discusses the social reception of the continuous five-day work week introduced in the USSR in September, 1929. Industrial workers and white-collar workers had to be divided into five groups; each group had its own day-off, so that instead of a traditional week with one Sunday for everybody they had an unceasing cycle of four working days and one holiday. I presume that an attempt to deprive society of the unifying day caused major changes: erosion of the sense of responsibility, social stratification, and increase in symbolic significance of Sundays. All these revealed that the society had a clear need for one uniform holiday.

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., Author-Date, article titles not enclosed in quotation marks)

Yushmanova, M.I. 2019. Nepreryvnaia rabochaia nedelia: effekty deformatsii ritma sotsial'nogo vremeni [Continuous Work Week: Outcomes of the Deformation of the Social Time Rhythm]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 8-26. https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150005297-6

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Submitted 02.10.2018 | Accepted 28.03.2019

 


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