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Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! – Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!: Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality

Stephen Amico


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, the book offers an expert technical analysis of Russian rock, pop, and estrada music, dovetailing into an illuminating discussion of homosexual men's physical and bodily perceptions of music. The book outlines how Russian homophobia and gender systems interact, often inconsistently, with p ... More

Keywords: homosexuals, Russian gay men, St. Petersburg, Moscow, homosexuality, popular music, Russian men, sexual orientation, rock music, estrada music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038273
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Amico, author
University of Amsterdam