Publisher description for Other Russias : homosexuality and the crisis of post-Soviet identity / Brian James Baer.

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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, film, television, music, and print to detail how homosexuality in today’s Russia has come to signify a surprising and often contradictory array of uniquely post-Soviet concerns.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Homosexuality -- Russia (Federation)
Homosexuality -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Homosexuality and literature -- Russia (Federation)
Gays -- Russia (Federation) -- Identity.
Gays -- Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.