TITLE

The Social Meanings of Swearing: Workers and Bad Language in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, S.A.
PUB. DATE
August 1998
SOURCE
Past & Present;Aug98, Vol. 160 Issue 1, p167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an analysis of changes in the concept of swearing, examining the use and representations of swearing among workers in Russia. Examination of the obscene context of the Russian language; Impact of the eased censorship which accompanied the end of Communism; Why it is impossible to reconstruct the range of meanings that swearing carried in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Russian society.
ACCESSION #
1172159

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics