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Graphic satire in the Soviet Union : Krokodil's political cartoons / John Etty.

Author/creator Etty, John, 1979- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
Descriptionvii, 266 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Explaining Krokodil Magazine and the Soviet media system -- Krokodil's format and visual language -- A "school for laughter?": carnivalesque humor and Menippean satire in Krokodil -- The co-creation of Krokodil Magazine -- Participatory reading: the forms and consumption of Soviet satire -- Making the risible visible: the performative construction of non-Soviet ideology in Krokodil -- Krokodil's hollow center: the performance of affirmation -- Becoming Soviet in Krokodil.
Abstract "After the death of Joseph Stalin, Soviet-era Russia experienced a flourishing artistic movement due to relaxed censorship and new economic growth. In this new atmosphere of freedom, Russia's satirical magazine Krokodil (The Crocodile) became rejuvenated. John Etty explores Soviet graphic satire through Krokodil and its political cartoons. He investigates the forms, production, consumption, and functions of Krokodil, focusing on the period from 1954 to 1964. Krokodil remained the longest-serving and most important satirical journal in the Soviet Union, unique in producing state-sanctioned graphic satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs for over seventy years. Etty's analysis of Krokodil extends and enhances our understanding of Soviet graphic satire beyond state-sponsored propaganda. For most of its life, Krokodil consisted of a sixteen-page satirical magazine comprising a range of cartoons, photographs, and verbal texts. Authored by professional and nonprofessional contributors and published by Pravda in Moscow, it produced state-sanctioned satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs from 1922 onward. Soviet citizens and scholars of the USSR recognized Krokodil as the most significant, influential source of Soviet graphic satire. Indeed, the magazine enjoyed an international reputation, and many Americans and Western Europeans, regardless of political affiliation, found the images pointed and witty. Astoundingly, the magazine outlived the USSR but until now has received little scholarly attention."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Etty, John, 1979- Graphic satire in the Soviet Union. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019] 9781496820532
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2018025167
ISBN9781496821089 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1496821084 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781496820525 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1496820525 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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