Daria Krivonos has a new publication
In YOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Research
The name of the article: And After That We All became Like Brothers: Emotions, Affectivity and Communication in a Pro-governmental Youth Movement in Russia.
This article examines how emotions create an affective solidarity in a pro-governmental youth movement in Russia. The article shows that despite a formally strong affiliation with the aims of political socialization of youth in Russia, young activists from Vse doma movement describe their participation in a political project through the joy of being together, communication (obschenie), emotional flows (dvizhuha), bodily and risky practices, rather than ideological values. Drawing on the scholarship on emotional politics and social movements, the article switches the lens from the political to emotional and embodied sense of engagement. The discussion in this article is based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with young people. The article proposes the notion of ‘affective solidarity’ as a useful lens for the analysis of youth political activism.
The results of the project ‘Youth Solidarities and Generations of XXI Century: Meaning of Labor and Consumption’, carried out within the framework of the Basic Research Programme at the National Research University HSE in 2014, are presented in this work.