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

  • Sudha Rajagopalan University of Amsterdam
Keywords: LGBT politics, Public spaces, Social media

Abstract

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.
Published
2014-07-30
Section
Symposium