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Author Healey, Dan, author
Title Russian homophobia from Stalin to Sochi / Dan Healey
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
book jacket
 Modern History Library  306.76609 H434    AVAILABLE    30550100630753
 人文社會聯圖  HQ76.45.S65 H43 2017    AVAILABLE    30600020118544
Descript xxii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "Examining nine "case histories" that reveal the origins and evolution of homophobic attitudes in modern Russia, Dan Healey asserts that the nation's contemporary homophobia can be traced back to the particular experience of revolution, political terror and war its people endured after 1917. The book explores the roots of homophobia in the Gulag, the rise of a visible queer presence in Soviet cities after Stalin, and the political battles since 1991 over whether queer Russians can be valued citizens. Healey also reflects on the problems of "memorylessness" for Russia's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) movement more broadly and the obstacles it faces in trying to write its own history. The book makes use of little-known source material -- much of it untranslated archival documentation -- to explore how Russians have viewed same-sex love and gender transgression since the mid20th century. Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi provides a compelling background to the culture wars over the status of gay citizens in Russia today, whilst serving as a key text for all students of Russian social history over the last hundred years."-- Provided by publisher
"An historical exploration of Russian homophobic attitudes and their origins in the country's troubled 20th century"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Homophobia -- Soviet Union -- History
Homosexuality -- Soviet Union -- History
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