The research “Legal Wounds: Deconstruction of Gay and Lesbian Rights in the Russian Legal Discourse” is a project of ‘Law and Society‘ group of the Centre for Independent Social Research (Saint Petersburg, Russia) supported by the Heinrich Böll Fund. The terms of the project: 1st of March 2011 – 1st of January 2012. The supervisor of the project is prof. Anna Temkina (European University at St. Petersburg). More information?

The researcher: Alexander Kondakov, MA in Sociology of Law, works in the ‘Law and Society‘ in CISR. In my researches I focus on the connection between legal discourse and practicies in the society. From my point of view, the practicies depend on the meanings of legal notions which are constructed in a society. Hence, it is important to uncover the discursive formations that form the ‘conduct of conduct’. I use Foucaultian discourse-analysis in my work.

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  1. Legal Wounds: The Meaning of Rights for Lesbians and Gay Men in Russia // Laboratorium, 4(3): 84-104, 2012.
  2. Chelovek i grazhdanin: seksualnost kak sposob kostruirovania grazhdanstvennosti v Rossii (A Human and Citizen: Sexuality as a Means of Construction of Citizenship in Russia)’. Neprikosnovenny zapas, 85(5): 249-258, 2012.
  3. An Essay on Feminist Thinking in Russia: To Be Born a Feminist. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 2, No. 7, 2012: 33-47.
  4. Beseda s prizrakom (Talking to Ghost)In O. Karpenko (ed) Bespredelnaya sotsyologia: sikvel (Sociology Unlimited: Sequel). St. Petersburg: CISR, 2012. PP. 97-111.
  5. Poriadok Diskursov V Formirovanii Deviantnykh Chert Gomoseksualnoy Subyektivnosti’ (The Order of Discourses in Shaping Deviancy of Homosexual Subjectivities), Paradigma, #16: 65-74. 2011.
  6. Same-Sex Marriages Inside the Closet: Deconstruction of Subjects of Gay and Lesbian Discourses in Russia, Oñati Socio-Legal Series (Spain), Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011.
  7. Sortuz 4(2), 2010: Government, Governance, Governmentality. – Guest Editor
    – ‘On Human Beings: Government, Governance, Governmentality‘, with iker Barbero (editors’ preface), pp. 1-3;
    – ‘HETERONORMATIVITY OF THE RUSSIAN LEGAL DISCOURSE: The Silencing, Lack, and Absence of Homosexual Subjects in Law and Policies’, pp. 4-23.
  8. The Invisible People: Gay and Lesbian Subjects of Discourses in Russia. Saarbruken: VDM VERLAG, 2010.
  9. Однополый Брак в России: «Темное Прошлое», Серые Будни и «Светлое» Послезавтра (Same-Sex Marriage in Russia: Obscure Past, Dull Today, and ‘Bright’ Tomorrow), Гендерные исследования (Gender Studies), Vol. 20-21, pp. 51-71, 2010.
  10. The Reasoning of Granting Rights: Tolerance, Equality or Neither. Revista Vasca de Sociología y Ciencia Política, Monográfico especial: Sociedad e innovación en el siglo XXI. Bilbao: Universidad de País Vasco, 2010.
  11. An Approach to the History of Sexual Minority Discrimination in Russia, Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.22-29, 2008.

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