The Ironic Body: Obscene Joking Among Swedish Working-Class Women
1994 (English)In: Ethnos, ISSN 0014-1844, E-ISSN 1469-588X, Vol. 59, no 3-4, 187-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article describes the usage of every day forms of obscene joking among primarily working-class women in a small town in Sweden. The author considers obscenity as symbolically related to the sometimes painful, sometimes absurd experiences of sexuality and bodily functions, andas an expression for and a means of coping with the incongruities of social life. Through the form of humor, obscenity becomes a subtle and complex means of cultural and social critique. This also creates a sense of community among the women who engage in the obscene joking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1994. Vol. 59, no 3-4, 187-211 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42761DOI: 10.1080/00141844.1994.9981499OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42761DiVA: diva2:351399