Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Post/Socialism and Gendered Sexualities

  title={Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Post/Socialism and Gendered Sexualities},
  author={Francesca Stella},
Based on extensive ethnographic research, this book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. Part I ('time') examines generational differences between women: it shows how the Soviet system shaped understandings and experiences of same-sex desire, and how same-sex identities and communities have been renegotiated since the demise of state socialism. Part II ('space') attends to regional variation in contemporary Russia, by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in… 
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