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Humour and social protest

Author: Marjolein C 't Hart; Dennis Bos; International Institute of Social History.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, [2007]
Series: International review of social history., Supplement ;, 15.
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"Humour and laughter are intriguing aspects of social life, and as a result the study of humour has bloomed as an interdisciplinary subject field. Among the many social functions it can have, humour can act as a powerful tool in social protest. This volume explores this role by bringing together a varied collection of examples. Combining recent developments in the field of social movement theory regarding framing,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marjolein C 't Hart; Dennis Bos; International Institute of Social History.
ISBN: 0521722144 9780521722148
OCLC Number: 191891558
Notes: Published for the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis.
Description: 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Humour and social protest / Marjolein 't Hart --
Funny side of globalization / Thomas Olesen --
Cartooning capitalism / Michael Cohen --
Revolution in a comic strip / Nicola Pizzolato --
Urban laughter as a counter-public sphere in Augsburg / Christian Kuhn --
Little discourse pro & con / Sammy Basu --
Humour as a guerrilla tactic / Simon Teune --
Antagonism, absurdity, and the avant-garde / Lisiunia A. Romanienko --
Laughter that will bury you all / Patrick Gun Cuninghame --
Queering laughter in the Stockholm pride parade / Anne Lundberg --
Bitter memories and burst soup bubbles / Kirsti Salmi-Niklander --
Jokes in a garment workshop in Hanoi / Nghiem Lien Huong --
Fighting a different enemy / Nathan Wise --
Role of humour in the process of collective identity formation in autonomous social movement groups in contemporary Madrid / Cristina Flesher Fominaya --
Doing something silly / Krista Cowman --
Humour in Nazi Germany / Patrick Merziger --
Humour and protest / Christie Davies.
Series Title: International review of social history., Supplement ;, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Marjolein 't Hart and Dennis Bos.
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The seventeen essays in this book examine the power of humour in framing social and political protest.  Read more...

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