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Debatable Humor : Laughing Matters on the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign.

Author: Patrick A Stewart
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012.
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Debatable Humor focuses on understanding the behavior of individual candidates within the context of political debates, and uses an evolutionary psychology perspective to understand the roots of this behavior. Specifically, it considers the role humor and laughter plays in selecting leaders and, in turn, how this reflects the values of the political system.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stewart, Patrick A.
Debatable Humor : Laughing Matters on the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick A Stewart
ISBN: 9780739174142 0739174142
OCLC Number: 852756080
Description: 1 online resource (147 pages)
Contents: DEBATABLE HUMOR; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Laughing Matters on the Campaign Trail: Humor and Laughter in the 2008 Presidential Primary Debates; 2 Laugh Codes: Serious Thoughts About Humorous Comments and the Politicians Who Make Them; 3 Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Audience Laughter, Media, and Money; 4 Punchline Politics: Laughter and Humor during Primary Debates; 5 Funny Faces: Presidential Candidate Display Behavior; 6 "Likeable Enough": Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Barack Obama. 7 Playful Politicians: Why Laughter and Humor Matters in the Rough-and-Tumble World of PoliticsAppendix: Inter-Coder Reliability; Index.

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Debatable Humor focuses on understanding the behavior of individual candidates within the context of political debates, and uses an evolutionary psychology perspective to understand the roots of this behavior. Specifically, it considers the role humor and laughter plays in selecting leaders and, in turn, how this reflects the values of the political system.

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