Sex, politics, and Putin : political legitimacy in Russia

Sperling, Valerie

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  • Creator Valerie Sperling
  • Format Books
  • Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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  • Physical Details
    • xi, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780199324347, 0199324344, 9780199324354, 0199324352
  • OCLC ocn876466730


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The power of sex: culture, gender, and political legitimacy -- Putin the sex back in politics: gender norms, sexualization, and political legitimation in Russia -- Who's macho, who's gay?: pro- and anti-Kremlin activists gendering Russia's political leadership -- Fight club: gendered activism on patriotism, conscription, and pro-natalism -- Everywhere and nowhere: sexism and homophobia in Russian politics -- When pussy riots: feminist activism in Russia -- Conclusion. "The first time, do it for love": sexism, power, and politics under Putin
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