Riabova T. B., Riabov O. V. “Not a boy, but a man”: on the gender-age stereotypes in politics, p. 5-13

The paper deals with intersections of the gender stereotypes and age ones and their role in politics. Its first part focuses on theoretical issues of politicizing the age, and the second part analyzes the gender-age stereotypes in Russian politics. The authors point out that “gender” of power relates to its “age”, and symbolic infantilization of a political opponent serves as a means of his/her symbolic demasculinization and by that delegitimation.
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