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Youth Politics in Putin's Russia : Producing Patriots and Entrepreneurs (Paperback) (Julie Hemment)

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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.

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.

Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Social Science, Political Science, History
Sub-Genre: Political Ideologies / Nationalism, Europe / Russia + the Former Soviet Union, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Julie Hemment
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2015
TCIN: 17392854
UPC: 9780253017796
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-3169
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