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ISSN 2043-7633

Issue 16

Patriotic (Non) Consumption: Food, Fashion and Media

Editorial – Issue 16

Editorial – Issue 16

National sentiment has regained prominence in calls for political unity often to protectionism, separatism and even aggression. In countries such as Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Ukraine, the rise …
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Introduction

Introduction

In this introductory essay the guest editors provide a critical account of the concepts of patriotism and consumption. Whilst nationalism is on the rise in many countries in the world, …
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Information turned entertainment: 
Images of the enemy and conspicuous 
patriotic consumption in Russia

Information turned entertainment: 
Images of the enemy and conspicuous 
patriotic consumption in Russia

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict [2014-] and concomitant Russian and Ukrainian information wars have given rise to new propaganda languages and images. This paper is an ethnographic exploration of the permutations …
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‘It was totally worth it’: Patriotic Consumption in the Queue to Serov’s Exhibit

‘It was totally worth it’: Patriotic Consumption in the Queue to Serov’s Exhibit

Looking at the conception and reception of the recent Serov exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery, this article explores how the show both expresses a desire to popularize a patriotic …
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How to Make a Russian Salad: Food, Art and Patriotism on the Russian Internet

How to Make a Russian Salad: Food, Art and Patriotism on the Russian Internet

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People often now ask what our food means. But what happens when our food literally spells something out? A form of popular creativity often treated with derision – namely, …
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The Concept of the State  in Ukraine After EuroMaidan  Through Consumer Practices And Beyond

The Concept of the State in Ukraine After EuroMaidan Through Consumer Practices And Beyond

Over the past few years, the Russian annexation of Crimea and war conflict in Eastern regions threatened Ukrainian sovereignty and mobilized citizens in various ways. Boycotting of Russian goods …
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Regional Identity in the Making:  Consuming Siberian, Becoming Siberian

Regional Identity in the Making: Consuming Siberian, Becoming Siberian

The essay discusses the construction of Siberian regional identity through consumption with use of Siberian regional brands. Siberian identity is conceptualized as a dynamic phenomenon being actively formed through …
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Weekend of Patriotic Consumption  in Moscow: Mediation, Spectacle, and Entertainment

Weekend of Patriotic Consumption in Moscow: Mediation, Spectacle, and Entertainment

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This visual essay analyses visual strategies employed by cultural producers to mediate the political discourse about patriotism in the Russian Federation. It uses original visual materials to document the …
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