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Author Fenghi, Fabrizio, author

Title It will be fun and terrifying : nationalism and protest in post-Soviet Russia / Fabrizio Fenghi
Published Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource
Contents "The power of the state should be in the hands of the punks": the literary origins of a protest movement -- Making post-Soviet counterpublics: the aesthetics of Limonka and the National-Bolshevik Party -- Bohemianism, political militancy, and resistance to modernity: The NBP as social practice -- Aleksandr Dugin's conservative postmodernism -- A conservative Boheme: the Eurasia movement as an aesthetic-political project
Summary "The National Bolshevik Party, founded in the mid-1990s by Eduard Limonov and Aleksandr Dugin, began as an attempt to combine radically different ideologies: bolshevism and nationalism. In the years that followed, Limonov, Dugin, and the movements they led underwent dramatic shifts that eventually led to the support of Putin's conservative, imperialist regime over social justice and fundamental civil liberties. To illuminate the role of these right-wing ideas in contemporary Russian society, Fabrizio Fenghi examines the public pronouncements and aesthetics of this influential movement. He analyzes a diverse range of media, including novels, art exhibitions, performances, seminars, punk rock concerts, and even protest actions. His interviews with key figures reveal an attempt to create an alternative intellectual class, or a "counter-intelligensia." This volume shows how certain forms of art can transform into political action through the creation of new languages, institutions, and modes of collective participation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Limonov, Ėduard
Dugin, Aleksandr
Dugin, Aleksandr
Limonov, Ėduard
Nat︠s︡ional-bolʹshevistskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (Russia)
Nat︠s︡ional-bolʹshevistskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (Russia)
Nationalism -- Russia (Federation)
Protest movements -- Russia (Federation)
Art -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Politics and literature -- Russia (Federation)
HISTORY -- General.
Art -- Political aspects
Politics and government
Politics and literature
Protest movements
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780299324438