Slash fandom, sociability, and sexual politics in Putin's Russia

Sudha Rajagopalan


Russian slash practices are much more than a protest subculture—a reductionist term that implies an unchanging isolation from other public realms. The political significance of slash practices on the Russian-language Internet, Runet, is more effectively understood by examining how slash and slashers travel from fannish to other public spaces to shape everyday political conversations about sexual politics in Russia.


LGBT politics; Public spaces; Social media

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