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Making War, Not Love: Gender and Sexuality in Russian Humor

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One pithy joke encapsulates a world of knowledge about a culture. Because humor plays with the most deeply seated cultural assumptions, it makes visible areas of unacknowledged attitudes and behaviors in private realms. In this groundbreaking study, through the content analysis of over 600 jokes, proverbs, sayings, and popular rhymes, Emil A. Draitser offers an insider's v ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 20th 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 9th 1999)
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An author and professor of Russian at Hunter College in NYC, a three-time recipient of fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in addition to his twelve books, his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Partisan Review, and the North American Review. "
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