A quiet revolution? Discursive representations of non-heteronormative sexuality
The study problematizes the changing assumption about (non-heteronormative) sexuality in Putin’s Russia by investigating the discourses in the Russian mediascape both from a historical standpoint (1999-2019) and a theoretical perspective.
The project will examine the range of available discourses on non-heteronormative sexuality in post-Soviet Russia (1999-2019) and will account for discursive representations at three different levels (grassroots, semi-official and state media) to understand the formation of what some have called a 'quiet revolution'.
Barbero’s (1992) interpretative framework and discourse analysis (Fairclough, 1995).
The data will be collated through ‘collaborative ethnography’ (Gillespie, 2010); it includes traditional and new media data, relevant institutional documents and semi-structured interviews with the member of general public.
- 1 monograph
- Final report
- 1 edited volume (originating from the final conference)
- Post-Soviet sexualities forum (PSSF)
- 2 papers in peer-reviewed journals
- Online database (1999-2019) on media coverage of non-heteronormative sexuality in Russia