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When Pussy Riots: Feminist Activism in Russia

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/9780199324347.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This is the third case study chapter on the use of gender norms and sexualization as political tools in Russia. It investigates a new wave of Russian feminist activism that began in 2010, and the ... More


New gender-political impulses from Eastern Europe: the case of Pussy Riot

Eva Maria Hinterhuber and Gesine Fuchs

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter the authors strive to answer existing research desiderata by exploring the role of Pussy Riot as a civil society actor in the emancipation of women in a national as well as ... 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


Pussy Riot in Russia

Karina V. Korostelina

in Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199372812
eISBN:
9780199372836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372812.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 discusses series of scandals around the Russian Orthodox Church perceived as insults to Russian society, and events connected with Pussy Riot’s protests. Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band, ... More


Plotting Rights: The Power of Performance

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The plot of a narrative claim for human rights is delivered by a political performance. This chapter explores performance genres of testimonial, political theatre, protest allegories, and parody. It ... More


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