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Gay life in the former USSR : fraternity without community

Author: Daniel P Schluter
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Issues in globalization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An analysis of individual and group undertakings amongst the homosexual population of the Soviet Union during the final years of the communist regime, revealing details of a substantial social  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Schluter
ISBN: 0415932335 9780415932332
OCLC Number: 47074704
Description: x, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Paying Homage To Those Who Helped in Filling an Empty Space. A NOTE: On Transliteration, Typography, and the Use of Russian INTRODUCTION: Fraternity Versus Community in the Soviet Gay World I. Seeking an Understanding of Soviet Gay Life. II. Relevance of and Audience for the Dissertation. III. Concepts, Goals, and Direction of the Analysis. IV. Content and Organization of the Dissertation. CHAPTER ONE: Constructing Social Institutions for a Soviet Gay Theory. I.Definition and Delineation of Community. II. Sexuality and Community Institutions. III. Institutions, Community, and the State in the USSR. CHAPTER TWO: Employing Social Research Methods for a Soviet Gay Studies I. Participant Observation. II. Unstructured Interviews. III. Survey Research & Data Analyses. CHAPTER THREE: The Individual-Level Institution of Soviet Gay Identity I. Defining Identity and Identification. II. The Extent and Types of Identification. III. The Development of Homosexual Identities. CHAPTER FOUR: Ecological-Level Institutions as Soviet Gay Places I. Public Places Appropriated for Gay Purposes. II. Semi-Private and Partly-public Places Subverted for Gay Uses. III. Private Places Fashioned to Accomodate Gay Needs. IV. Gay Places in the Soviet Gay World. CHAPTER FIVE: Group-Level Institutions and Soviet Gay Politics. I. Legal Restrictions on Homosexual Activity ("Sodomy") II. Societal Attitudes Toward Homosexuality. III. The Prospects for Gay Political Activism in the USSR. IV. Gay and Lesbian Organizations in the Soviet Union. CONCLUSION: Fraternity Without Community in the Soviet Gay World. I. Distinguishing Fraternal Institutions From Communal Ones. II. Secret Individual-Level Interaction Allows for Soviet Gay Fraternity. III. Thwarting Group-Level Interaction Prevents Soviet Gay Community. AFTERWORD: On the Development of Fraternity and Community in the Former USSR I. Some Societal-Level Institutions Improve, Others Change Form. II. Group-Level Institutions of Community Fail to Thrive. III. Individual-Level Institutions of Fraternity Still Central to Gay Life. IV. Directions for Future Research. REFERENCES: Works Cited and/or Consulted I. English-Language Sources II. Russian-Language Sources. APPENDIX A: The Survey Questionnaire, Russian Original APPENDIX B: The Survey. Questionnaire, English Translation.
Series Title: Issues in globalization.
Responsibility: Daniel P. Schlutler.
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