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Roll over, Tchaikovsky! : Russian popular music and post-Soviet homosexuality / Stephen Amico.

By: Amico, Stephen [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: New perspectives on gender in music: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252096143; 0252096142.Subject(s): Homosexuality and popular music -- Russia | Gay culture -- Russia | Popular music -- Social aspects -- RussiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Roll over, Tchaikovsky!DDC classification: 781.64086/60947 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : homosexual bodies/ embodied homosexuality -- Music, form, penetration -- Phantom faggots -- Corporeal itentions -- Gay-made space -- Conclusion : the eloquence of flesh.
Summary: Centered on the musical experiences of homosexual men in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking study examines how post-Soviet popular music both informs and plays off of a corporeal understanding of Russian male homosexuality. Drawing upon ethnography, musical analysis, and phenomenological theory, Stephen Amico argues that the homosexual body in post-Soviet Russia rejects both the Soviet aversion to physical pleasure and the Western politicization of sexuality. Instead, both listeners and performers turn to popular music for a framework within which they can experience an embodied sense of sexuality, the self, and intersubjectivity.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : homosexual bodies/ embodied homosexuality -- Music, form, penetration -- Phantom faggots -- Corporeal itentions -- Gay-made space -- Conclusion : the eloquence of flesh.

Centered on the musical experiences of homosexual men in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking study examines how post-Soviet popular music both informs and plays off of a corporeal understanding of Russian male homosexuality. Drawing upon ethnography, musical analysis, and phenomenological theory, Stephen Amico argues that the homosexual body in post-Soviet Russia rejects both the Soviet aversion to physical pleasure and the Western politicization of sexuality. Instead, both listeners and performers turn to popular music for a framework within which they can experience an embodied sense of sexuality, the self, and intersubjectivity.

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Stephen Amico is an assistant professor in the departments of music and media studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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