Coloniality of Gender and Knowledge:Rethinking Russian Masculinities in Light of Postcolonial and Decolonial Critiques

Yusupova, Marina (2022) Coloniality of Gender and Knowledge:Rethinking Russian Masculinities in Light of Postcolonial and Decolonial Critiques. Sociology. ISSN 0038-0385

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Abstract

This article explores how the legacy of European colonialism and its role in transforming gender relations globally, shapes post-Soviet Russian masculinities. It points to historical connections between European and Russian/Soviet colonial projects, both of which relied on the notion of ‘progress’ in gender relations. Drawing on analysis of biographical interviews with a diverse sample of Russian men interviewed in Russia and the UK, this work identifies how the research participants use the core modern/colonial narratives to establish their individual masculinities. Shifting from a common conceptualisation of Russian masculinities as ‘traditional’, ‘conservative’ and ‘macho’, I show that they are instead, closely bound up with the European project of modernity/coloniality. The study advances the analysis of postcolonial masculinities and posits an agenda for decolonisation of sociological research on global masculinities.

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Sociology
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19 Jul 2022 08:30
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