Этнография и эротика в Русском Туркестане
Gender studies an actual sphere of historical science, however, there are not many examples of studying the Muslim peripheries of the Russian Empire based on these approaches. This article is devoted to representations of Muslim women in pre-revolutionary Turkestan. Researches the practices of colonial ethnography, played a significant role for the Russian Empire, as a science that supplies the authorities with knowledge. The «Turkestan Album» a state photo project and the traveler G. Krafft’s independent composition «Through Russian Turkestan», illustrated by Muslim women, are separately considered and compared. The issue of social identification of Muslim women by external observers is being raised. Besides that is paid attention to the morality of Muslim women, as well as the influence of male addiction to copulation with effeminate young boys (bachas) on the isolation and segregation of women.