Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований
Выпуск N3 за 2012 год
Опубликовано на портале: 03-04-2013Amandine Regamey Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований. 2012. № 3. С. 42-66.
In 2001 a rumor started to spread in Chechnya, according to which Russian forces arrested and murdered young Chechen men in order to sell their organs. These rumors of organ trafﬁ cking are reminiscent of those that have surfaced in other contexts of extreme violence, particularly in Latin America. A comparison with research on Latin America allows us to show how organ theft rumors gradually spread and crystallize as structured stories and permits us to examine how these stories enter international discourses about the mistreatment and commodiﬁ cation of human bodies under conditions of violence and conﬂ ict. This article argues that organ theft rumors are a collective way of expressing fears, putting a traumatic experience into words, and talking about what war has done to Chechen society.
Опубликовано на портале: 05-04-2013Александр Александрович Кондаков Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований. 2012. № 3. С. 175-180.
Last autumn in St. Petersburg, local parliament adopted a law banning “gay propaganda.” Similar laws had been already enacted in Arkhangelsk and Ryazan, and some other regional governments were ready to follow their example. The discussion around this law produced some evident effects: LGBT activists became visible in their public resistance against these oppressive legal modiﬁ cations.
Опубликовано на портале: 03-04-2013Francisco Martínez Laboratorium. Журнал социальных исследований. 2012. № 3. С. 105-122.
In the present essay I explain how the exaltation of glamour in Russia and the persecution of queer sexual practices belong to the same normalizing strategy, which aims to freeze ideological discourse and empower conservative nodal points of Vladimir Putin’s political regime. By analyzing the genealogy of “glamour” and the emergence of the term in the post-Soviet context, I explore how the gloriﬁ cation of certain sexual practices to the exclusion of others limits the possibilities for symbolic alternatives within Russian society. The study of certain erotic phenomena intimately related with the process of subjectiﬁ cation illuminates how hegemony is articulated in post-Soviet Russia.