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The Power of Sex: Culture, Gender, and Political Legitimacy

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter sets out the fundamental concepts underlying the study: gender, the social construction of gender (masculinity and femininity), and the use of gender norms, homophobia, and “topping,” in ... More


Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Valerie Sperling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Is Vladimir Putin macho, or is he a “fag”? this book investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in Putin’s Russia. Despite their political ... More


Conclusion: “The First Time, Do It for Love”: Sexism, Power, and Politics under Putin

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

The conclusion examines the ways in which gender norms and sexualization have been used in political advertising as a means of bolstering Russia’s increasingly nondemocratic political regime. As an ... More


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