Laughter and Ridicule

Laughter and Ridicule

Towards A Social Critique of Humour

eBook - 2005
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áFrom Thomas Hobbes' fear of the power of laughter to the compulsory, packaged "fun" of the contemporary mass media, Billig takes the reader on a stimulating tour of the strange world of humour. Both a significant work of scholarship and a novel contribution to the understanding of the humourous, this is a seriously engaging book' - David Inglis, University of Aberdeen. This delightful book tackles the prevailing assumption that laughter and humour are inherently good. In developing a critique of humour the author proposes a social theory that places humour - in the form of ridicule.
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 2005
ISBN: 9781847877949
184787794X
9781412911436
1412911435
9781412902502
1412902509
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages)

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