Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society

2016/1: Gender, Nationalism, and Citizenship in Anti-Authoritarian Protests in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society
2016/1: Gender, Nationalism, and Citizenship in Anti-Authoritarian Protests in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine
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The special issue offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the questions of agency of less mainstream groups in protest movements in patriarchal and authoritarian societies. The themes covered include the place of feminist and gender equality movements in democratically restricted environments, intersections between feminism and nationalism and citizenship, possibilities of right-wing feminism and ‘pop-feminism’, the role of gender in high politics and the relationship between nationality and sexuality in the context of protest movements. The journal features contributions by scholars, human rights and gender equality activists, and journalists, and facilitates a constructive and wide-ranging discussion of the recent and ongoing protest movements in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.

Introduction by Olesya Khromeychuk - full text open-access version

Olesya Khromeychuk:
Negotiating Protest Spaces on the Maidan: a Gender Perspective
Tamara Martsenyuk:
Sexuality and Revolution in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Human Rights for the LGBT Community in the Euromaidan Protests of 2013-2014
Darya Malyutina:
Ethical Concerns in Activist Ethnography: the Case of Ukrainian Protest Activism in London and a Russian Female Researcher
Evgenia Ivanova:
Between Being Witty and Being Pretty: Paradoxes of Female Political Participation in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe
Olenka Dmytryk:
“I’m a Feminist, Therefore…”: the Art of Gender and Sexual Dissent in 2010s Ukraine and Russia
Nadia Plungian:
Feminist Art in Russia in 2014–15: the Problem of the “Turn to the Right”

“Wait a Minute, You’re a Woman!”.
Interview with Maria Berlins’ka

Review Article
Iryna Kosovs’ka:
Women at War

Cai Wilkinson on Francesca Stella;
Katherine Bowers on Jenny Kaminer;
Catherine Baker on Stephen Amico;
Laura A. Dean on Irina Mukhina;
Dafna Rachok on Marian J. Rubchak;
Connor Doak on Russell Scott Valentino;
Rustam Gadzhiev on Valerie Sperling;
Anna Shadrina on Jennifer Utrata;
Anders Åslund on Steven Lee Myers;
Shahram Akbarzadeh on Thomas W Simons, Jr;
Ulrike Gerhardt on Ieva Astahovska et al.


About the author

Julie Fedor is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Russia and the Cult of State Security (Routledge, 2011); co-author of Remembering Katyn (Polity, 2012); and co-editor of Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013) and Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States (Routledge, 2013).

Sam Greene is Director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London and senior lecturer in Russian politics. Prior to moving to London in 2012, he lived and worked in Moscow for 13 years, most recently as director of the Center for the Study of New Media & Society at the New Economic School, and as deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. His book, Moscow in Movement: Power & Opposition in Putin’s Russia, was published in August 2014 by Stanford University Press. He holds a PhD in political sociology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

André Härtel is an Assistant Professor and DAAD-Lecturer for "German and European Studies" at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Prior to this he worked as a Lecturer in International Relations at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) and as a Political Advisor at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France). His book and PhD thesis "Westintegration oder Grauzonenszenario? Die EU- und WTO-Politik der Ukraine vor dem Hintergrund der inneren Transformation (1998-2009)" was published by LIT in 2012. He also held a research fellowship at Oxford Brookes University (UK) in 2007/2008 and had been the first coordinator of the Master Program "German and European Studies" at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2006/2007.

Dr Andrey Makarychev is Guest Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia. His areas of expertise include Russia’s neighborhood policies and EU-Russia studies. He teaches courses in Foreign Policy Analysis, Globalization, Regionalism and Integration in EU-Russia Common Neighbourhood. His record of previous institutional affiliations includes George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Center for Conflict Studies (ETH, Zurich), Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), Institute for East European Studies (Free University of Berlin, Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship) and Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University. He co-edited the book Changing Political and Economic Regimes in Russia (Routledge, 2013), and authored a monograph Russia and the EU in a Multipolar World: Discourses, Identities, Norms (ibidem, 2014) and has also published numerous articles in Global Governance, International Spectator, Problems of Post-Communism, Demokratizatsiya, Journal of International Relations and Development, Cooperation and Conflict, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Eurasian Studies, Turkish Foreign Policy Review, and other international peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters in edited volumes published by Ashgate, Palgrave Macmillan, Nomos, and others.

Andreas Umland is a researcher of contemporary Russian and Ukrainian politics with a focus on the post-Soviet extreme right, at the National University of ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’, Ukraine, and the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies, Germany. He is also initiator and co-director of a Master’s program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv’s Mohyla Academy and Jena’s Schiller University.

Olesya Khromeychuk is a Leverhulme Trust Fellow at the University of East Anglia. She has taught history of Ukraine, Russia, and the Soviet Union at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, and the Ukrainian language at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of ‘Undetermined’ Ukrainians. Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ Division (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013).
Her recent work on gender and nationalism includes ‘Gender and Nationalism on the Maidan’, in Ukraine’s Euromaidan. Analyses of a Civil Revolution, edited by David R. Marples and Frederick V. Mills, (Ibidem, 2015), pp. 123-146.


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Olesya Khromeychuk, Olena Dmytryk, Evgenia Ivanova, Darya Malyutina, Tamara Martsenyuk, Nadia Plungian, Maria Berlins’ka, Iryna Kosovs’ka, Cai Wilkinson, Catherine Bowers, Catherine Baker, Dafna Rachok, Rustam Gadzhiev, Anna Shadrina, Anders Aslund, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Ulrike Gerhardt
Herausgeber/-in Julie Fedor, Samuel Greene, Andre Härtel, Andrey Makarychev, Andreas Umland, Olesya Khromeychuk
Anzahl der Seiten 284
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2016
Gewicht (kg) 0.0000
ISSN 2364-5334
ISBN-13 1234567891012