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dc.contributor.authorPetri, Olgaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-01T11:52:23Z
dc.date.available2018-06-01T11:52:23Z
dc.date.issued2019-01en
dc.identifier.issn0091-8369
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/276438
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores queer sexual policing in late Imperial St. Petersburg (c.1900-1917). The focus is on the street-level constables who bore the principal responsibility for policing male homosexual offences in the city’s public and semi-public spaces. This emphasis on the street-level policing of homosexuality contrasts with other discussions of gay urban history and the oppression of queer men by the authorities. The paper draws on new evidence from precinct-level police archives to complement and challenge previous discussions of queer sexual policing in the Imperial capital. By taking the fate of queer men in a autocratic city, this paper refines our understanding of the ways in which homosexual practices and identities emerged in modern times. Specifically, it builds on Michel Foucault’s descriptions of constables as ‘arbiters of illegalities’, where the term ‘arbiter’ suggests rule-based and yet discretionary coercion. Here, the influential model of disciplinary policing of sexuality is complemented by an emphasis on the role of discretionary power in the history of homosexuality.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectHomosexuality, Maleen
dc.subjectSex Offensesen
dc.subjectPoliceen
dc.subjectHistory, 20th Centuryen
dc.subjectRussiaen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectSexual and Gender Minoritiesen
dc.titleDiscipline and Discretionary Power in Policing Homosexuality in Late Imperial St. Petersburg.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage969
prism.issueIdentifier7en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameJournal of homosexualityen
prism.startingPage937
prism.volume66en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.23741
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-12en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/00918369.2018.1485302en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-01en
dc.contributor.orcidPetri, Olga [0000-0002-5841-2863]
dc.identifier.eissn1540-3602
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-06-08


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