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Engaging humor

Author: Elliott Oring
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003.
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In Engaging Humor, Elliott Oring asks essential questions concerning humorous expression in contemporary society, examining how humor works, why it is employed, and what its messages might be. This provocative book is filled with examples of jokes and riddles that reveal humor to be a meaningful--even significant--form of expression._x000B_ _x000B_Oring scrutinizes classic Jewish jokes, frontier humor, racist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Oring, Elliott, 1945-
Engaging humor.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002004453
(OCoLC)49383970
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott Oring
ISBN: 9780252092053 0252092058 1283583569 9781283583565
OCLC Number: 811409122
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 208 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1. Appropriate Incongruity Redux""; ""2. The Senses of Absurd Humor""; ""3. Joke Thoughts""; ""4. The Humor of Hate""; ""5. Blond Ambitions and Other Signs of the Times""; ""6. Humor and the Suppression of Sentiment""; ""7. The Joke as Gloss""; ""8. Colonizing Humor""; ""9. Sigmund Freud's Jewish Joke Book""; ""10. The Context of Internet Humor""; ""Afterword""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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Filled with examples of jokes and riddles that reveal humour to be a meaningful - even significant - form of expression, this title provides alternate ways of thinking about humorous expressions by  Read more...

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