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FIKS, Yevgeniy
Soviet Moscow’s Yiddish-Gay Dicitionary

This book attempts to draw connections, at times contradictory and counterintuitive, between two marginal communities in Soviet-era Moscow – Jews and gays – in order to reflect on the (dis)similarities of their oppression, identity, self-irony, and practices (or hypothetical practices) of solidarity. This imagined dictionary for Soviet Jewish-Soviet Gay communication is a project that resists oversimplification, forced universality, and the erasure of difference when it comes to the Soviet experience and the Soviet subject. An artist’s edition and trilingual (English/Russian/Yiddish) phrasebook. [publisher’s note]

Published by Cicada Press, 2016
Artists' Books / Urban Studies / Queer Culture / Cultural Studies

Price: 14€

FIKS, Yevgeniy  - Soviet Moscow’s Yiddish-Gay Dicitionary