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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 högskola.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper will deal 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. A preliminary analysis shows that the organizations work as complements to the state but have also influenced policy, altered legislation and challenged established assumptions and the governmentality of the Russian state concerning parenthood, the “good” father and how to deal with the ongoing demographic crisis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27013Local ID: 1557/42/2011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-27013DiVA: diva2:808050
Conference
Arnova´s 43rd Annual Conference: Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global & Local Views, Denver, CO, USA, November 19-22, 2014
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, 3039001
Available from: 2015-04-27 Created: 2015-04-27 Last updated: 2015-11-26Bibliographically approved

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