Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia

1st Edition

Birgit Beumers, Alexander Etkind, Olga Gurova, Sanna Turoma

Routledge
Published July 13, 2017
Reference - 248 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138956650 - CAT# Y206764
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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Summary

Alongside the Arab Spring, the 'Occupy' anti-capitalist movements in the West, and the events on the Maidan in Kiev, Russia has had its own protest movements, notably the political protests of 2011–12. As elsewhere in the world, these protests had unlikely origins, in Russia’s case spearheaded by the 'creative class'. This book examines the protest movements in Russia. It discusses the artistic traditions from which the movements arose; explores the media, including the internet, film, novels, and fashion, through which the protesters have expressed themselves; and considers the outcome of the movements, including the new forms of nationalism, intellectualism, and feminism put forward. Overall, the book shows how the Russian protest movements have suggested new directions for Russian – and global – politics.

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