Dec 14, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 29901 - Putin and New Gender Order

Course Credit: 1
PUTIN AND NEW GENDER ORDER This course investigates how the particular form of hypermasculinity, championed most sensationally by Vladimir Putin, came to dominate the contemporary gender order in Russia. Using Judith Butler and Raewyn Connell’s contributions to gender studies and exploring various kinds of artistic production in English (film, literature and music), this course will trace the ideological development of the 20th and 21st century Russian gender order, with particular attention paid to the woman question in early Soviet discourse, the heroic father figure of the Soviet Union, the crisis of masculinity in the late Soviet period and the emrgence of Vladimir Putin’s particular brand of hypermasculinity. [AH, C]