Tiny Revolutions in Russia: Twentieth Century Soviet and Russian History in Anecdotes and Jokes

Tiny Revolutions in Russia: Twentieth Century Soviet and Russian History in Anecdotes and Jokes

Bruce Adams / Sep 19, 2019

Tiny Revolutions in Russia Twentieth Century Soviet and Russian History in Anecdotes and Jokes This book presents a large collection of anecdotes and jokes from different periods of the th century Anecdotes and jokes were a hidden form of discursive communication in the Soviet era lampooning

  • Title: Tiny Revolutions in Russia: Twentieth Century Soviet and Russian History in Anecdotes and Jokes
  • Author: Bruce Adams
  • ISBN: 9780415351737
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book presents a large collection of anecdotes and jokes from different periods of the 20th century Anecdotes and jokes were a hidden form of discursive communication in the Soviet era, lampooning official practices and acting as a confidential form of self affirmation They were not necessarily anti Soviet, by their very nature both criticising existing reality and aThis book presents a large collection of anecdotes and jokes from different periods of the 20th century Anecdotes and jokes were a hidden form of discursive communication in the Soviet era, lampooning official practices and acting as a confidential form of self affirmation They were not necessarily anti Soviet, by their very nature both criticising existing reality and acting as a form of acquiescence Above all they provide invaluable insights into everyday life, and the attitudes and concerns of ordinary people The book also includes anecdotes and jokes from the post Soviet period, when ordinary people in Russia continued to have to cope with rather grim reality, and the compiler provides extensive introductory and explanatory matter to set the material in context.

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        Bruce Adams lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and two orange cats Most of his professional experience is doing promotional work in the music industry for independent record labels such as Touch Go and kranky Manny Tippitoes started in a dream, was elaborated upon around the campfire and written down in the first of three books Inspired by the DIY ethos, Bruce decided to self publish in 2011 The Continuing Case of Manny Tippitoes is the first of three books.


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    1. This was brilliant, being both funny and informative at the same time. I have read several collections of anekdoty, but without any real background in the history they were just anthologies of humour without any thread to them. This, though, puts the stories into context, organising them more-or-less chronologically and explaining the historical moments that they arose from. I would recommend it highly to people who are interested in learning some Soviet history; I feel it gave me a very broad o [...]


    2. Dr. Adams was one of my favorite professors in college, and I was very saddened to learn of his untimely death a few years ago. I remember he'd mentioned wanting to write this book of anekdoty for an English-language audience, and he'd worried that there wouldn't be enough interest.I'm glad he was able to get it written, even if it was only for a small academic press. Dr. Adams is a wonderful guide through this subject, letting the jokes speak for themselves where they can, and unobtrusively pro [...]


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