sh.sePublications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Civil Society and Biopolitics in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Russian "Daddy-Schools"
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). Ersta Sköndal University College.
2015 (English)In: Foucault Studies, ISSN 1832-5203, E-ISSN 1832-5203, no 20, 76-95 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with civil society organizations active in the field of family policy and demographic issues in contemporary Russia, using Michel Foucault’s concepts of biopolitics and governmentality. More specifically, so called “daddy-schools” that have emerged in and around Saint Petersburg since 2008, are studied, using interviews and documents. The analysis shows that the organizations work as a complement to the state but have also been able to influence policy, alter legislation and challenge the established assumptions and governmentality of the Russian state concerning parenthood, the “good” father and how to deal with the ongoing demographic crisis and increase fertility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no 20, 76-95 p.
Keyword [en]
Civil society, biopolitics, governmentality, fatherhood, Russia
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25195Local ID: 1557/42/2011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-25195DiVA: diva2:761630
Projects
What does it mean to be a father? State, civil society and citizen discourses about fatherhood in Russia
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1557/42/2011
Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-11-07 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

http://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/4930

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Åberg, Pelle
By organisation
Political ScienceCentre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)
In the same journal
Foucault Studies
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 131 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link