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

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

by Emil Draitser


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499207583
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/1999
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Emil A. Draitser is Professor of Russian at Hunter College and Adjunct Professor at New York University.

Table of Contents

• "The More of the Beloved’s Body the Better": Jokelore of Russian Sex Appeal
• "I’ll Call You Boeing ‘Cause You’re my 747th": Female Roles in Russian Male Jokelore
• "You Can’t Do It to All the Women in the World But You Have To Try": The Male Image in Russian Jokelore
• Making War, Not Love: Jokelore on Courtship and Lovemaking
• "What Luck! She Has a Husband, a Lover, and What’s More They Raped Her": Gender and Violence in Russian Jokelore
• "Walking Next to Your Mother at Your Funeral Will Spoil the Whole Pleasure of the Day": Russian Marriage and Mother-in-law Jokes
• Splitting the Bottle Three Ways: Jokelore of Impotence and Adultery
• "We’ve Been Doing It to Everything in the World But an Awl and a Nail": Erotic World of Russian Chastushkas
• Conclusions

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