" This is important work, bringing the scholarship of sexuality into a fascinating new setting. The project required a rare combination of skills--musical understanding, rich knowledge of present-day Russian culture, and the talents of an ethnographer who can be accepted as a confidant by Russian gay men. The research will never be duplicated, and this book is of great value to scholars of popular music, popular culture generally, and sexuality."
-- Fred Everett Maus, Department of Music, University of Virginia
"I thoroughly enjoyed "Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!" Stephen Amico has produced an intensive, well-argued study that should be read by anyone with an interest in today's Russia."
--Eliot Borenstein, author of "Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture"
"Adroitly fusing ideas derived from queer theory with an interest in the recent affective turn in the humanities, Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality will be of interest not just to specialists in Russian popular culture but to scholars of national identify and contemporary society too."--Slavic Review
"This is a book about the careful negotiations involved in the making of post-Soviet Russian pop songs and stars but also about gay men's own subject-making. Amico's tracing of the materiality and temporality of 'gay social space' offers a model for understanding the production of post-Soviet sexual subjectivities in the moment before the sharpening of state homophobia and the reshaping of Russian and Ukrainian musical identities after 2014 brought about yet another revision in the meaning of the 'post-Soviet' itself."--"Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society"
Sex, the body, and pop music in modern urban Russia