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Claire Shaw

is Lecturer in Russian at the University of Bristol’s School of Modern Languages. She completed her PhD, Deaf in the USSR: ‘Defect’ and the New Soviet Person (PhD diss., 2011) at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, and was the recipient of a Scouloudi Fellowship (2009-10) and Past and Present Fellowship (2010-11) from the Institute of Historical Research. Her research interests include marginal communities in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, with particular reference to public space and identity creation. She is currently working on a monograph on deafness and disability in Soviet Russia. Her forthcoming publications include ‘“Speaking in the Language of Art”: Deaf Theatre and the Politics of Identity during Khrushchev’s Thaw’ in the Slavonic and East European Review

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‘Fashion Attack’: The Style of Pussy Riot

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This article examines the style of Pussy Riot in the context of the contemporary Russian fashion scene. Media representations of Pussy Riot’s ‘Punk Prayer’ and its aftermath have focused on …
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