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Постсекулярность и цифровой антиклерикализм в Рунете [Post-Secularity and Digital Anti-Clericalism on Runet]
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Russian.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8267-592X
2015 (Russian)In: Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, ISSN 1300-8552, E-ISSN 1575-2275, Vol. 14, 73-108 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the phenomenon of “digital anti-clericalism” in the Russian-speaking sphere of the Internet (Runet). In the context of post-secularism the claims of Russian clerical and bureaucratic elites to the ideological monopoly in the political and social life face a strong resistance from the champions of religious pluralism and preservation of a secular state. Presented here is a detailed analysis of the topics and the stylistic features of different types of anti-clerical Internet communication – a variety of political folklore (memes, demotivators, photoshopped pictures). Also traced is the connection between the modern anti-clericalism on Runet and the late Soviet counter-culture. Suggested for the first time is a classification of anticlerical and atheist websites that constitute a vital part of the Russian blogosphere.

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2015. Vol. 14, 73-108 p.
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Culture, Identity and Representations
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20969OAI: diva2:902358
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-02-11 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved

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