Беседа С Призраком (Beseda S. Prizrakom: Talking to Ghost)

O. Karpenko (ed.) Bespredelnaya Sotsyologia: Sikvel (Sociology Unlimited: Sequel), CISR, 97-111, 2012

15 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2012

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Alexander Kondakov

European University at St. Petersburg; Center for Independent Social Research

Date Written: December 20, 2012


Данная работа описывает беседу с призраком, которая, конечно является лишь метафорой, позволяющей объяснить, почему некоторые аспекты личности остаются неописанными в социологическом интервью. Аргумент текста базируется на биографическом интервью, которое произошло в 2011 году. Мой собеседник идентифицировал себя в качестве бисексуала. Ему удалось описании свои гомосексуальные отношения, не говоря при этом о гомосексуальности. Раскрытие смыслов произнесенных слов стало задачей моей работы.

This paper claims to describe a talk with a ghost, as the point of the book was to make a sociological intellectual joke. This is only a metaphore, however, which makes it possible to explain why some features of one's subjectivity remain unsaid in a sociological interview. I base my argument on a life history interview taken in 2011 from one of the respondents self-identified as a bisexual person. In his description of homosexual relations he manages to tell a story of his same-sex relations without actually speaking about homosexuality. Uncovering of the meaning of what I heard was the goal of this particular analysis.

Note: Downloadable document is in Russian.

Keywords: Russia, homosexuality, life-history interview, analysis of the unsiad

Suggested Citation

Kondakov, Alexander A. and Kondakov, Alexander A., Беседа С Призраком (Beseda S. Prizrakom: Talking to Ghost) (December 20, 2012). O. Karpenko (ed.) Bespredelnaya Sotsyologia: Sikvel (Sociology Unlimited: Sequel), CISR, 97-111, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2194827

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