Is Vladimir Putin a macho man, or is he a “fag”? In her lecture, Valerie Sperling will explore how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in Putin’s Russia.
  • Valerie Sperling, Political Science, Clark University
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Thursday, February 25, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    Eurasian States and Societies: Past and Present
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  • Is Vladimir Putin a macho man, or is he a “fag”? In her lecture, Valerie Sperling will explore how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in Putin’s Russia. Despite their ideological differences, politicians and political activist groups that support Putin—and those that oppose him—have used traditional concepts of masculinity, femininity, and homophobia as a way to symbolically endorse and criticize political leaders, as well as policies at home and abroad.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
February 25th, 2016 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Piano Lounge
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1
Canada
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Phone: 604-822-8660
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