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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. 1. Collaborative Possibilities, New Cold War Constraints: Ethnography in the Putin Era
  2. pp. 41-69
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  1. 2. Nashi in Ideology and Practice: The Social Life of Sovereign Democracy
  2. pp. 70-103
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  1. 3. Seliger 2009: “Commodify Your Talent”
  2. pp. 104-140
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  1. 4. From Komsomol’tsy-Dobrovol’tsy to Entrepreneurial Volunteers: Technologies of Kindness
  2. pp. 141-176
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  1. 5. “Arousing” Patriotism: Satire, Sincerity, and Geopolitical Play
  2. pp. 177-213
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 214-222
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. References
  2. pp. 239-252
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  1. Index, About the Author
  2. pp. 253-262
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253017819
Related ISBN
9780253017727
MARC Record
OCLC
919612072
Pages
276
Launched on MUSE
2015-09-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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