Class as Ethnic: Rhetoric of the Russian Radical Nationalist Movement

Class as Ethnic:
Rhetoric of the Russian Radical Nationalist Movement




DOI: 10.17976/jpps/2005.02.12

For citation:

Sokolov M.M. Class as Ethnic: Rhetoric of the Russian Radical Nationalist Movement . – Polis. Political Studies. 2005. No. 2. P. 127-137. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.17976/jpps/2005.02.12



Abstract

Who and why are attracted by the Russian radical nationalist movement’s rhetoric? According to the point of view currently dominating the field of Russian nationalism studies, the movement is mostly supported by paranoid individuals reacting irrationally to the hardships of the transition period. The present article provides counter-evidence calling for an alternative interpretation of the nationalists’ appeal. Rhetorical analysis is applied to extract the main themes of the discourse of the RNU, the most infamous of the Russian radical nationalist organizations of the 1990s. Two of these themes, ethnization and moralization, are then interpreted from the perspective of P.Bourdieu’s theory of political field. It is demonstrated that they can be regarded as rational strategies of ideological struggle in the conflict over the distribution of cultural capital.


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