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

Transformative Works and Cultures. 2015;19 DOI 10.3983/twc.2015.0620


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Journal Title: Transformative Works and Cultures

ISSN: 1941-2258 (Online)

Publisher: Organization for Transformative Works

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics: Communication. Mass media

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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Sudha Rajagopalan (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 30 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

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.