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Title Cultural forms of protest in Russia / edited by Birgit Beumers, Alexander Etkind, Olga Gurova, and Sanna Turoma
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 76
Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 76
Contents Introduction: genres and genders of protest in Russia's petrostate / Alexander Etkind -- Fathers, sons, and grandsons: generational changes and political trajectory of Russia, 1989-2012 / Vladimir Gel'man -- Dissidents reloaded? Anti-Putin activists and the Soviet legacy / Valentina Parisi -- Why 'two Russias' are less than 'United Russia': cultural distinctions and political similarities: dialectics of defeat / Ilya Kalinin -- Are copycats subversive? Strategy-31, the Russian Runs, the Immortal Regiment, and the transformative potential of non-hierarchical movements / Mischa Gabowitsch -- Political consumerism in Russia after 2011 / Olga Gurova -- Even the toys are demanding free elections: humour and the politics of creative protest in Russia / Jennifer G. Mathers -- Biopolitics, believers, bodily protests: the case of Pussy Riot / Alexandra Yatsyk -- Hysteria or enjoyment? Recent Russian actionism / Jonathan Brooks Platt -- Bleep and ***: speechless protest / Birgit Beumers -- On the (im)possibility of a third opinion / Kristina Norman -- Performing poetry and protest in the age of digital reproduction / Marijeta Bozovic -- When satire does not subvert: Citizen Poet as nostalgia for Soviet dissidence / Sanna Turoma
Summary Alongside the Arab Spring, the'Occupy'anti-capitalist movements in the West, and the events on the Maidan in Kiev, Russia has had its own protest movements, notably the political protests of 2011-12. As elsewhere in the world, these protests had unlikely origins, in Russia's case spearheaded by the'creative class'. This book examines the protest movements in Russia. It discusses the artistic traditions from which the movements arose; explores the media, including the internet, film, novels, and fashion, through which the protesters have expressed themselves; and considers the outcome of the movements, including the new forms of nationalism, intellectualism, and feminism put forward. Overall, the book shows how the Russian protest movements have suggested new directions for Russian - and global - politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Political participation -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Protest movements -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Russia (Federation) -- Civilization.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Beumers, Birgit, editor
Ėtkind, Aleksandr, 1955- editor
Gurova, Olʹga, editor
Turoma, Sanna, editor
ISBN 1317352637 (electronic bk.)
9781317352631 (electronic bk.)