Publication details [#61805]

Abedinifard, Mostafa. 2016. Structural functions of the targeted joke: Iranian modernity and the Qazvini man as predatory homosexual. Humor 29 (3) : 337–358.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


The punitive, heteronormalizing and homophobic functions of ethnic Qazvini jokes, handled as fixed gender humor designating male Qazvin citizens deploying derision, clearly adhere to and inspire Iran’s ruling gender and sexuality norms, and may have extensive social effects, thus obstructing humor studies' claim.