Фрэнич Эмбэр Луиза -
Queer Politics in Russia and its Portrayal in Conservative Western Media: the Case of the Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Сравнительная политика Евразии
Russia hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014 and the FIFA World Cup in 2018, increasing international attention on Russia, and its stance on queer rights. This study contributes to the field of queer international relations and existing literature on Russia-West tensions centred on queer issues. There is significant literature on Russia’s political homophobia and this paper builds on that, focusing on how Western countries other Russia based on this issue. Coverage by the UK’s Daily Mail from 2008 to 2018 is analysed using Emotion Discourse Analysis and headline analysis. The results show a negative portrayal of Russia based on queer rights, even though acceptance of queer rights within the UK is uneven. Evidence homonationalism is found, with the UK presented as ‘sexually exceptional’ based on acceptance of queer rights, while Russia is demonised and constructed as inferior and Other. This work has important implications for UK-Russia relations and wider political tensions.
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