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Other Russias : homosexuality and the crisis of post-Soviet identity

Author: Brian James Baer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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"This unprecedented book examines the explosion of homosexual discourse in post-Soviet Russia from the turbulent years of the immediate post-communist era through the more troubling recent developments of Vladimir Putin's regime. Focusing on concepts of sexuality, gender, and national identity within competing portrayals of same-sex desire, Brian James Baer explores a variety of popular media, including fiction,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian James Baer
ISBN: 9780230612242 0230612245 9781349377008 1349377007
OCLC Number: 226357139
Description: x, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: an embarrassment of meanings --
Russian gays/western gaze: mapping the (homo)sexual landscape of post-Soviet Russia --
Making a spectacle of homosexuality: the problem of gay (in)visibility --
The other within us: homosexual panic and the post-Soviet detectiv --
Resurrecting the spiritual homosexual: homosexuality and the search for a post-Soviet aesthetics.
Responsibility: Brian James Baer.
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