Transformative Works and Cultures (2015-06-01)

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

  • Sudha Rajagopalan

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 19


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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.