Sexual and gender dissent in the USSR and post-Soviet space. Introduction

Healey, D. and Stella, F. (2021) Sexual and gender dissent in the USSR and post-Soviet space. Introduction. Cahiers du Monde Russe, 62(2/3), pp. 225-250. (doi: 10.4000/monderusse.12433)

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The past five years have witnessed an explosion of interest in the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in the Soviet Union and its successor states. This special issue extends our understanding of the history of queer experience in the late Soviet Union and its successor states. Its eight articles balance attention between the Russian “core” and republics on the “periphery” of the USSR: Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Latvia. One article draws attention to Italy, and to the 1970s transnational gay, artistic, and socialist campaigns to liberate film director Sergei Parajanov, whose stellar career encompassed his three Soviet homelands: Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine. The articles explore the ways in which Soviet queer people understood and imagined same-sex desire and gender fluidity.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Homosexuality, gender dissent, history of sexuality, Soviet Union, post-Soviet Region, Russia, Georgia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stella, Dr Francesca
Authors: Healey, D., and Stella, F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Cahiers du Monde Russe
Journal Abbr.:CdMR
Publisher:École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
ISSN (Online):9782713228940
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