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Book chapter

Белая лента 2011-2012 годов: политический символ в повседневном окружении

С. 69-84.
Титков А. С.
The “White Ribbon” campaign was designed in 2011 as a way to display personal civil position (protest against electoral frauds) in everyday urban environment, as an alternative to public manifestations. As a result, white ribbon in 2011-2012 became a recognizable symbol of the protest movement “For Fair Election” and a typical element of large-scale protest demonstrations, but (opposite to initiators’ plans) the usage of white ribbons in everyday context was rather marginal. The main goal of study is to describe a practical logic of protest movements’ supporters: why do they decide to put or not to put a white ribbon on in different contexts of their everyday life; or, in general, to understand their way to demarcate between “public, political” and “private life”. The study is based on interviews with participants of street protest actions #OccupyAbay and #OccupyArbat in Moscow in May 2012.