Homofobins geopolitik : En studie av rysk mediebevakning av förbudet mot ”homosexuell propaganda”

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Homofobins geopolitik : En studie av rysk mediebevakning av förbudet mot ”homosexuell propaganda”

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Homofobins geopolitik : En studie av rysk mediebevakning av förbudet mot ”homosexuell propaganda”
Author(s) Persson, Emil
Date 2014
English abstract
In Russia, as in some other countries around the world, we are currently witnessing a wave of politically sanctioned homophobia, most concretely manifested in the 2013 law against “homosexual propaganda”. By examining Russian mainstream media reporting, this article aims to reconstruct a dominant narrative on homosexuality and LGBT rights. It is found that this narrative revolves around three tropes: 1) that non-heterosexuals are a threat to the nation, 2) that LGBT rights are about imposing the minority´s norms onto the majority; and 3) that LGBT rights is bound up with Western modernity, to which Russia offers an alternative. Discussing the findings in light of theories on nationalism, gender and sexuality, I argue that homophobia in Russia must be understood in a global geopolitical perspective: as an attempt to negotiate a meaningful international role for Russia in a world order where LGBT rights have become a symbolic marker of Western modernity.
Link http://journals.lub.lu.se/index.php/st/issue/archive (external link to publication)
Publisher Fahlbeckska stiftelsen
Host/Issue Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift;3
Volume 116
ISSN 0039-0747
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) homofobi
nationalism
homosexualitet
media
Ryssland
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18402 (link to this page)

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