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Black Russian : Moralkonservativa mardrömmar om totalitär neoliberalism

Höjdestrand, Tova LU (2018) In Tidskriftet Antropologi p.33-55
Abstract
Sexual perversion, broken families, and a totalitarian state safeguarding “children’s rights” by a ruthless persecution of parents – these are central tropes in an increasingly conspicuous neoconservative nationalist discourse in Russia. An obscure global elite is assumed to have realized this nightmare in the West already, and is now plotting to usurp Russia into the One World Government of the New World Order. The narrative was at first articulated by a small clique of Russian Orthodox ultranationalists in the 1990s, but has since then been elaborated further by the “Parents’ Movement”, a conservative mobilization that appeared in the mid-2000s against a comprehensive social policy reform. The movement is supported by a number of... (More)
Sexual perversion, broken families, and a totalitarian state safeguarding “children’s rights” by a ruthless persecution of parents – these are central tropes in an increasingly conspicuous neoconservative nationalist discourse in Russia. An obscure global elite is assumed to have realized this nightmare in the West already, and is now plotting to usurp Russia into the One World Government of the New World Order. The narrative was at first articulated by a small clique of Russian Orthodox ultranationalists in the 1990s, but has since then been elaborated further by the “Parents’ Movement”, a conservative mobilization that appeared in the mid-2000s against a comprehensive social policy reform. The movement is supported by a number of influential conservative politicians but its frivolous attitude to facts prevents it from becoming a substantial political force. Nonetheless, the dystopia as such expresses a justifiable critique against neoliberal governmentality, and its mobilizing capacity contributes to the shaping of a libertarian, egalitarian and autonomous political subjectivity. (Less)
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Nationalism, neoliberal governmentality, conspiracy theory, children’s rights, social movements, Russia
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Tidskriftet Antropologi
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23 pages
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Foreningen Stofskifte
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0906-3021
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  author       = {Höjdestrand, Tova},
  issn         = {0906-3021},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {78},
  pages        = {33--55},
  publisher    = {Foreningen Stofskifte},
  series       = {Tidskriftet Antropologi},
  title        = {Black Russian : Moralkonservativa mardrömmar om totalitär neoliberalism},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/55494892/Black_Russian_Moralkonservativa_mardr_mmar_om_totalit_r_neoliberalism.pdf},
  year         = {2018},
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