Regulating desire in Russia

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Kondakov , A 2020 , Regulating desire in Russia . in Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law . Edward Elgar , Cheltenham , pp. 396-408 .

Title: Regulating desire in Russia
Author: Kondakov, Alexander
Contributor organization: Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Russian and Eurasian Studies (Aleksanteri Institute)
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Date: 2020-03-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law
ISBN: 978 1 78811 114 0
Abstract: This chapter discusses the ways that regulation of sexuality takes in current Russia. Since 2013 when Russian legislature introduced a censorship law on ‘propaganda’ of homosexuality, courts have been tasked with decisions about what published materials or public actions constitute the ‘harmful’ content which this legislation seeks to ban. The following is the analysis of these decisions and other developments of regulation of sexuality that make up political and legal context. The main purpose of the study is to uncover a particular form of sexual subjectivity that judges convey through their texts. The use of Foucauldian discourse analysis helps to discover a split sexual subject who is simultaneously ‘born gay’ and chooses to become one. Such a structure of sexual subjectivity makes it possible to impose regulatory powers of the law.
Description: Kondakov A. (2020). 'Regulating desire in Russia,' in: C. Ashford and A. Maine (eds.) Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and the Law (pp. 396-408). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Subject: 513 Law
Court decision
Propaganda of homosexuality
5141 Sociology
sexual subjectivity
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: restrictedAccess
Self-archived version: submittedVersion

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