The Resource Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia, Valerie Sperling

Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia, Valerie Sperling

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Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia
Title
Sex, politics, and Putin
Title remainder
political legitimacy in Russia
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Sperling
Title variation
Political legitimacy in Russia
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is Vladimir Putin macho, or is he a "fag"? Sex, Politics, and Putin investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in contemporary Russia. Despite their enmity, regime allies and detractors alike have wielded traditional concepts of masculinity, femininity, and homophobia as a means of symbolic endorsement or disparagement of political leaders and policies. By repeatedly using machismo as a means of legitimation, Putin's regime (unlike that of Gorbachev or Yeltsin) opened the door to the concerted use of gendered rhetoric and imagery as a means to challenge regime authority. Sex, Politics, and Putin analyzes the political uses of gender norms and sexualization in Russia through three case studies: pro- and anti-regime groups' activism aimed at supporting or undermining the political leaders on their respective sides; activism regarding military conscription and patriotism; and feminist activism. Arguing that gender norms are most easily invoked as tools of authority-building when there exists widespread popular acceptance of misogyny and homophobia, Sperling also examines the ways in which sexism and homophobia are reflected in Russia's public sphere.--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sperling, Valerie
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6699.A15
LC item number
S676 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in culture and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Putin, Vladimir V
  • Sexism in political culture
  • Homophobia
  • Political participation
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia, Valerie Sperling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of sex: culture, gender, and political legitimacy -- Putin the sex back in politics: gender norms, sexualization, and political legitimation in Russia -- Who's macho, who's gay?: pro- and anti-Kremlin activists gendering Russia's political leadership -- Fight club: gendered activism on patriotism, conscription, and pro-natalism -- Everywhere and nowhere: sexism and homophobia in Russian politics -- When pussy riots: feminist activism in Russia -- Conclusion. "The first time, do it for love": sexism, power, and politics under Putin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780199324354
Lccn
2014012792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024408652
System control number
(OCoLC)876466730
Label
Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia, Valerie Sperling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The power of sex: culture, gender, and political legitimacy -- Putin the sex back in politics: gender norms, sexualization, and political legitimation in Russia -- Who's macho, who's gay?: pro- and anti-Kremlin activists gendering Russia's political leadership -- Fight club: gendered activism on patriotism, conscription, and pro-natalism -- Everywhere and nowhere: sexism and homophobia in Russian politics -- When pussy riots: feminist activism in Russia -- Conclusion. "The first time, do it for love": sexism, power, and politics under Putin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780199324354
Lccn
2014012792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024408652
System control number
(OCoLC)876466730

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