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Feminist Politics in Neoconservative Russia

An Ethnography of Activism, Resistance and Resources

By Inna Perheentupa

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Gender and Sociology

ISBN

978-1529216967

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Gender and Sociology

ISBN

978-1529216974

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Feminist Politics in Neoconservative Russia

This is a nuanced and compelling analysis of grassroots feminist activism in Russia in the politically turbulent 2010s.

Drawing on rich ethnographic data, the author illustrates how a new generation of activists chose feminism as their main political beacon, and how they negotiated the challenges of authoritarian and conservative trends.

As we witness a backlash against feminism on a global scale with the rise of neo-conservative governments, this highly relevant book decentres Western theory and concepts on feminism and social movements, offering significant insights into how resistance can mobilise and invent creative tactics to cope with an increasingly repressed space for independent political action.

Inna Perheentupa is a post-doctoral researcher in Sociology at the University of Turku.

Introduction: Feminist Resistance in Russia;

Civic Activism and Feminist Politics in Russia;

Repairing the Self and the Society;

Activists Negotiating the Politics of Space;

Epistemic Resources and Struggles;

Mediatised Manifestations of Feminism;

Conclusions: Resources and their Effect on Feminist Resistance;

Appendix: Methodology.