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Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia : The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent - Dan Healey

Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia

The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780226322346
Number Of Pages: 376

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The first full-length study of same-sex love in any period of Russian or Soviet history, "Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia investigates the private worlds of sexual dissidents during the pivotal decades before and after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Using records and archives available to researchers only since the fall of Communism, Dan Healey revisits the rich homosexual subcultures of St. Petersburg and Moscow, illustrating the ambiguous attitude of the late Tsarist regime and revolutionary rulers toward gay men and lesbians. "Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia reveals a world of ordinary Russians who lived extraordinary lives and records the voices of a long-silenced minority.


List of Figures
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
- Same-Sex Eros in Modernizing Russia
Depravity's Artel' Traditional Sex Between Men and the Emergence of a Homosexual Subculture
"Our Circle" Sex Between Women in Modernizing Russia
- Regulating Homosecual Desire in Revolutionary Russia
Euphemism and Discretion Policing Sodomites and Tribades
The "Queer Subject" and the Language of Modernity Reforming the Law on Same-Sex Love Before and After, 1917
Perversion or Perversity? Medicine, Politics, and the Regulation of Secual and Gender Dissent after Sodomy Decriminalization
"An Infinite Quantity of Intermediate Sexes" The Transvestite and the Cultural Revolution
"Can a Homosexual Be a Member of the Communist Party?" The Making of a Soviet Compulsiry Heterosexuality
- Homosexual Existence and Existing Socialism
"Caught Red-Handed" Making Homosexuality Antisocial in Stalin's Courts Epilogue The Twin Crucibles of the Culag and the Clinic
Conclusion
Appendix How Many Victims of the Antisodomy Law?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226322346
ISBN-10: 0226322343
Series: Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 13.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2