Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

Post/Socialism and Gendered Sexualities

  • Francesca Stella

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Francesca Stella
    Pages 1-25
  3. Francesca Stella
    Pages 45-66
  4. Francesca Stella
    Pages 67-87
  5. Francesca Stella
    Pages 88-110
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-192

About this book


This book explores the everyday lives of 'lesbian' women in urban Russia. It explores changes and continuities by examining generational differences, and attends to regional variation by considering what 'lesbian' life looks like in different locations, problematising essentialist accounts of Russian sexualities and western-centric theorizations.


gender Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) women

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesca Stella
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-67266-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32124-4
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