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Author Sperling, Valerie, author

Title Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia / Valerie Sperling
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford studies in culture and politics
Oxford studies in culture & politics.
Summary Is Vladimir Putin macho, or is he a 'fag'? Sperling investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in Putin's Russia. Despite their political polarization, 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 opened the door to the concerted use of gendered rhetoric and imagery as a means to challenge regime authority
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 14, 2014)
Subject Sexism in political culture -- Russia (Federation)
Political participation -- Russia (Federation)
Sex role -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Women -- Political activity -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199381890 (ebook)