Melissa L. Caldwell is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Not by Bread Alone: Social Support in the New Russia (UC Press).
"Any future scholar working on modern Russian rural life would do well to read this book. It provides an excellent survey of the field." - John Randolph, Journal of Modern History
"Valuable and accessible. . . . Dacha Idylls is an evocative and original examination of a central aspect of Russian life." - Susanne Cohen, American Anthropologist
“[Caldwell’s] insight into Russian life is impressive. . . . The book undeniably deserves to be read and appreciated.” - Europe-Asia Studies