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Graphic Satire in the Soviet UnionKrokodil's Political Cartoons$
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John Etty

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496820525

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496820525.001.0001

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Explaining Krokodil Magazine and the Soviet Media System

Explaining Krokodil Magazine and the Soviet Media System

(p.15) Chapter One Explaining Krokodil Magazine and the Soviet Media System
Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

John Etty

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter offers an analysis of the Soviet media environment in which Krokodil functioned, as well as the dominant "propaganda paradigm" and totalitarian interpretations of it. It outlines two tendencies-selectivity with material from the journal and structuralist approaches-that developed in scholarly criticism of Krokodil magazine between the 1930s and the present, and especially since 1945. These trends, as well as humor theories, have influenced interpretations and limited our understanding of Krokodil.

Keywords:   Propaganda, Soviet media, Structuralism, Totalitarianism, Humor

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