What is it about?

This article examines the complicated relationship between two members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova, and U.S. audiences, activists, and feminisms. The reception of Alekhina and Tolokonnikova in the U.S., as well as their work in the U.S., reveal the ways that neoliberal social and economic structures oppose grassroots solidarity.

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Examining the fraught relationship between Alekhina and Tolokonnikova and more grassroots feminisms in the U.S. creates a very clear illustration of how neoliberalism works to dismantle resistance.


In a moment when transnational feminist solidarity is sorely needed, multiple local and transnational obstacles work to prevent it. This article illuminates some of those obstacles and suggests a few strategies for navigating them.

Erin Krafft
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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This page is a summary of: Punk Prayers versus Neoliberalism, Canadian-American Slavic Studies, May 2022, Brill Deutschland GmbH,
DOI: 10.30965/22102396-05602006.
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