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Author Hemment, Julie,
Title Youth politics in Putin's Russia : producing patriots and entrepreneurs / Julie Hemment.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
2015

Author Hemment, Julie,
Subject Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-
Youth -- Political activity -- Russia (Federation)
Youth -- Government policy -- Russia (Federation)
Youth -- Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions.
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Collaborative possibilities, new Cold War constraints: ethnography in the Putin era -- Nashi in ideology and practice: the social life of sovereign democracy -- Seliger 2009: "commodify your talent" -- From komsomol'tsy-dobrovol'tsy to entrepreneurial volunteers: technologies of kindness -- "Arousing" patriotism: satire, sincerity, and geopolitical play.
Note Print version record.
Summary Julie Hemment provides a fresh perspective on the controversial nationalist youth projects that have proliferated in Russia in the Putin era, examining them from the point of view of their participants and offering provocative insights into their origins and significance. The pro-Kremlin organization Nashi ("Ours") and other state-run initiatives to mobilize Russian youth have been widely reviled in the West, seen as Soviet throwbacks and evidence of Russia's authoritarian turn. By contrast, Hemment's detailed ethnographic analysis finds an astute global awareness and a paradoxical kinship with the international democracy-promoting interventions of the 1990s. Drawing on Soviet political forms but responding to 21st-century disenchantments with the neoliberal state, these projects seek to produce not only patriots, but also volunteers, entrepreneurs, and activists.
Note English.
ISBN 9780253017819 (electronic bk.)
0253017815 (electronic bk.)
9780253017727
0253017726
9780253017796
0253017793
OCLC # 919612072
Additional Format Print version: Hemment, Julie. Youth politics in Putin's Russia 9780253017727 (DLC) 2015010639 (OCoLC)907146972


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