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Spectacles of Stigma in a World Beyond Shame

Public Scenarios from the First 100 Days of the War in Ukraine

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 2023


The full-scale invasion of Ukraine brought with it the criminalization of the free press in Russia and the bullying of independent reporters, exemplified by a red paint attack against Dmitry Muratov, one of the country’s foremost newspaper editors. The paint attack belongs to a cluster of wartime scenarios that make fluid use of “fake” blood and whose primary actors are not Kremlin cronies but antiwar protestors.

© The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press for Tisch School of the Arts/NYU

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