This is an important account of grassroots feminist activism in Russia in the politically turbulent 2010s characterized by authoritarian and conservative trends. Drawing on interviews and rich ethnographic data, the book walks the reader through different feminist practices, revealing their historic and contemporary political echoes.
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.
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