Humour, Comedy and Laughter: Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life

Humour, Comedy and Laughter: Obscenities, Paradoxes, Insights and the Renewal of Life

Anthropological writings on humor are not very numerous or extensive, but they do contain a great deal of insight into the diverse mental and social processes that underlie joking and laughter. On the basis of a wide range of ethnographic and textual materials, the chapters examine the cognitive, social, and moral aspects of humor and its potential to bring about a sense of amity and mutual understanding, even among different and possibly hostile people. Unfortunately,… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (April 01, 2016)

Collection: Social Identities

Parent ISBN: 9780857450746

Page count: 220 pages

Language: English


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