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By Stephen Amico

Situated at the musical reviews of gay males in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking examine examines how post-Soviet renowned tune either informs and performs off of a corporeal realizing of Russian male homosexuality.Drawing upon ethnography, musical research, and phenomenological conception, Stephen Amico bargains a professional technical research of Russian rock, pop, and estrada song, dovetailing into an illuminating dialogue of gay men's actual and physically perceptions of tune. He additionally outlines how well known tune performers use tune lyrics, drag, actual routine, photos of girls, sexualized male our bodies, and different instruments and tropes to implicitly or explicitly exhibit sexual orientation via functionality. eventually, Amico uncovers how such performances support gay Russian males to create their very own social areas and selves, in significant relation to others with whom they percentage a "nontraditional orientation."

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