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Blasphemy: Threats to Russia’s ‘Spiritual Bonds’

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Abstract

The cluster of enemy images in this chapter is consigned to the attacks on the ‘spiritual bonds’ of Russia; that is, the cluster of threat narratives is rather centred on the referent object. Thus, despite the geopolitical considerations in Chap.  5 on fascism, threats to the cultural makeup of Russia gain quite substantial traction on social networks and are frequently voiced by leading politicians. Social network users, regardless of their gender, resort to patriarchal narratives, either denigrating women and condoning violence against them, or affirming ‘traditional’ life choices for women, such as motherhood in lieu of political activism.

Keywords

Terrorist Attack Collective Memory Criminal Code Conspiracy Theory Word Cloud 
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  1. 1.University of TübingenTübingenGermany

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