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See detailGender norms, sexuality and post-socialist identity: Does migration matter?
Gewinner, Irina UL

in Sexuality and Culture (2020)

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See detailLove as a Fictitious Commodity: Gift-for-Sex Barters as Contractual Carriers of Intimacy
Swader, Christopher; Strelkova, Olga; Sutormina, Alena et al

in Sexuality and Culture (2013), 17

Gift-for-sex (GFS) barters are a niche practice potentially representing the commodification of everyday dating practices. We inquire how GFS exchanges are practiced and understood in contemporary Russia ... [more ▼]

Gift-for-sex (GFS) barters are a niche practice potentially representing the commodification of everyday dating practices. We inquire how GFS exchanges are practiced and understood in contemporary Russia. Second, we situate these in relation to contemporary economic culture. Our project provides answers in two steps based on online content. First, we identify GFS exchange practices within a major dating website. Next, we take the signals exchanged in those dating profiles and display their intersubjective meanings in Russia based on blogs and discussion fora. Our analysis focuses on gender roles and inter-gender conflicts, the use of economic jargon, the link between luxury consumption and sexuality, and under- standings of gift-giving and generosity, in order to show how GFS barters, despite being contractual, carry emotional and romantic content. As such, love is under a constant conversion process, through the medium of the contractual gift, into the fictitious commodity form. [less ▲]

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